Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC
This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.
Waste360 Staff | Nov 03, 2021
Rankin, a Glasgow-born photographer known for his collaborations with celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and The Rolling Stones, recently demonstrated the impact of food waste.
Photos taken in collaboration with Zero Waste Scotland show food manipulated to resemble plastic bottles. The images were released shortly prior to the COP26 global climate summit which is being held in Glasgow.
“It’s time we viewed food waste through the same, if not a more dangerous lens, than single-use plastics, » he said in a statement.
The artwork is visible as a « stunning photography trail » in his home city. Landfill-bound food provided the props for Rankin.
« Shooting the plastic bottles out of food waste is my way of bringing this misconception into focus, especially when the solution is simple – just reduce the amount of food you throw away, » he added.
Iain Gulland, chief executive at Zero Waste Scotland said in a statement that the change in the perception of plastic in the last few years has been « one of the most dramatic shifts in public consciousness around the environment we’ve ever seen. The same shift now needs to happen for food waste. »
The exhibition will be available through November 19.
More information about text formats
Photographer Rankin Shows Visual Impact of Food Waste – waste360
11/06/2022 360 Photography