Waste in Focus: Photo Series Digs Into America's Trash

Waste in Focus: Photo Series Digs Into America's Trash

Multimedia from this Release

The Anderson family from Phoenix, Arizona

The Halabi family from New York City, New York

The Burnham family from San Francisco

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 2:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Clorox's CR Matters Blog


On average, Americans send about half their waste to landfill. Focused on spreading awareness about this eye-opening issue, our Glad® team sponsored award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio’s newest photo series, a project called Waste in Focus, that takes a real life, moment-in-time look at what eight families around the country are recycling, composting and sending to landfill in a recent week.

Here Faith shares some thoughts from this experience, along with some of Peter’s photos.

What surprised you most in what you saw in each family’s waste-disposal habits? 
We were most surprised by the amount of prepared food that we found in people’s trash. In some cases it was more than ... 

Read more at the CR Matters blog.


CATEGORY: Environment