Consumer Species I, II and III
White wooden box and glass with collection of ‘waste’ and organic matter
44.5 x 35 x 5 cm each
We are the only species that create waste material that is not readily and easily degradable or compostable. Our food comes in tons of packaging. Our products have cradle-to-grave lifecycles where materials are not reused or recycled, but discarded. Some products are even designed in a way that it becomes obsolete or unusable after a period of time (usually when the warrantee expires). In natural cycles there are no waste – decaying matter becomes the food for new growth. We need to start doing things differently.