Climate crisis: Photographer Rankin creates series aimed at highlighting impact of food waste on the planet

Climate crisis: Photographer Rankin creates series aimed at highlighting impact of food waste on the planet

10/30/2021 7:30:00 AM

Climate crisis: Photographer Rankin creates series aimed at highlighting impact of food waste on the planet

The photographs have been released ahead of the global COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, which will see world leaders gather together to discuss ways to protect the planet.

Image:The photos have been released ahead of the global COP26 climate summit in GlasgowIt comes as research by Zero Waste Scotland suggested 86% of Scottish people were unaware that food waste can be an even bigger contributor to climate change than plastic waste.

It also showed 63% of people think reducing plastic use at home is the best way of reducing their carbon footprint, when, in fact, food waste releases more emissions.Iain Gulland, chief executive at Zero Waste Scotland, said:"The sea change in attitudes to plastic over 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.

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"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," Rankin added. Image: The photos have been released ahead of the global COP26 climate summit in Glasgow It comes as research by Zero Waste Scotland suggested 86% of Scottish people were unaware that food waste can be an even bigger contributor to climate change than plastic waste. It also showed 63% of people think reducing plastic use at home is the best way of reducing their carbon footprint, when, in fact, food waste releases more emissions. Iain Gulland, chief executive at Zero Waste Scotland, said:"The sea change in attitudes to plastic over 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. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player This is everything you need to know about COP26 "Our research shows that most Scots think they are doing what they can for climate change, but the majority are unaware of the massive impact of food waste. "We know people want to do their bit for the environment so our message is this - the easiest way you can fight climate change is by reducing the amount of food you waste. It's as simple as that." Subscribe to ClimateCast on