The commonalities among pictures tagged #zerowaste aren’t immediately apparent. A cocktail sports a glass straw. An outstretched hand holds a loaf of sourdough bread.
A pantry is stocked with a motley crew of glass jars containing pasta, rice, beans, grains and nuts. A kitchen counter still life features fresh vegetables, some peeping out from soft, cotton bags.
But in all of these images there’s an absence of something we’ve become so accustomed to, we forget to notice its existence: plastic.