Photographer Rankin puts focus on food waste ahead of Cop26 summit

Photographer Rankin is putting the focus on the impact food waste has on the planet with a new series of pictures showing leftover produce fashioned into the shape of bottles. He and his team used items including pancakes, cucumbers, strawberries and loaves of bread for the images – which were taken to highlight the damaging impact food waste can have on climate change. Sending one kilogram of leftover food to landfill produces the same amount of carbon emissions as for 25,000 500ml plastic bottles. But with 86% of Scots unaware of the impact that failing to correctly dispose of leftover food can have on the planet, Rankin – who has photographed the Queen as well as supermodels Kate Moss and Heidi Klum and celebrities such as Madonna – released the new series of images in a bid to boost awareness of the issue. The photographs, released ahead of the global Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, show food waste which has been formed into bottles.

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