The world bank estimates that by the year 2050 the global waste generation will increase 70 %. Each year every person produces 0.11 to 4.54 kg of waste worldwide but we don’t seem to realize how huge these numbers are. This is where the Lille-based photographer Antoine Repessé comes to show how much impact we have on our environment.
The artist accumulated his own recyclable trash for 4 years and ended up assembling more than 70 cubic meters of trash including toilet paper rolls, milk cartons, plastic water bottles, newspapers, etc.
After four years, the photographer has turned the trash he’s been accumulating into powerful photo series titled “#365 Unpacked” that was aimed at reconsidering our actions that may harm the environment we live in.
With his series, Antoine wants to evoke something disturbing in the viewer and inspire a change we want to see in this world. We are our actions. And as Aristotle once said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” So let’s repeatedly take care of our environment and we’ll definitely get closer to excellence.