From bustling city apartments to suburban homes and rural dwellings, no corner of society was spared from Gregg's lens. The results were revealing: towering piles of plastic, food scraps, and packaging dominated the scenes. Each photograph told a story of excess and disposability, reflecting a global trend that sees 2 billion tons of household waste generated annually. 
The statistics are staggering: food waste, plastics, and packaging are the largest contributors to this growing mountain of trash. What's worse, much of this waste persists for thousands of years, leaching toxins into landfills, polluting waterways, and endangering marine life. 
But amidst the gloom, there's hope. Gregg's project isn't just about highlighting the problem; it's a call to action. By confronting the uncomfortable truth of our trash, we're compelled to rethink our daily choices. Could you imagine your own 7-day-trash-pile? Perhaps it's time to reduce, reuse, and recycle more consciously. 
As you reflect on the images from "7 Days of Trash," consider your role in this global issue. Small changes in our habits can lead to significant reductions in household waste. Together, we can turn the tide on plastic pollution and create a cleaner, more sustainable future for generations to come. 
Let's start by asking ourselves: do we want to drown in plastic, or can we make a splash with meaningful change? 
Photo credit: Gregg Segal 
Tagged as: Household Waste
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