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dc.contributor.authorMyrick, Brieanaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-04T20:41:05Z
dc.date.available2020-05-04T20:41:05Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-04
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/22451
dc.descriptionhttps://brieanamyrickphotography.comen_US
dc.description.abstractOur need for convenience has drastically and permanently damaged the environment. These images explore how we as individuals produce so much waste, most of which is single use plastics and food waste. These photographs use satire and humor to provoke a conversation on how we constantly choose to support companies that have very wasteful products. If we choose not to support companies that are environmentally destructive, they will have to listen to their customers and make a product that is easier to recycle, more sustainable, more compostable or biodegradable. We say that we want to do better for the environment, but we keep supporting the very products that ruin our oceans, wildlife, and more. These photographs also bring our food waste into conversation. We continuously waste our money purchasing more food that we do not eat or have so much food that we forget that we even have something until it goes bad. USDA.gov estimates that Americans end up throwing away over 40% of the food we buy. This wastes resources and increases the CO2 emissions you get when food is thrown into garbage bags.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_US
dc.subjectPhotographyen_US
dc.subjectWasteen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmentalen_US
dc.subjectZero-Wasteen_US
dc.subjectSatireen_US
dc.titleConsequencesen_US
dc.type.genreEssayen_US
dc.type.genrePhotographen_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Arten_US


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