How much waste does a EU citizen produce?
Spoiler: 28 bags
For a few years now, I’ve been thinking a lot about the ecological impact I have in the world. I know, I’m an idealist.
So when I first got interested in Information Design, the most natural questions that came to mind were: How can I visualize my footprint? How much waste do I produce?
I could have undertaken a super impressive and personal project like Nicholas Feltron by tracking my personal data over a year and displaying it for the world to see… but no. #HelloUnderachieverComplex
For now, I’ve settled on using the ready-made stats from the European Commission about the EU* waste** in 2016.
If you’re wondering whether I created anything at all for this project, I can assure you that I converted the original kilo unit into… trash bags*** (and made it pretty) 🎉🤦♀️