Running the Numbers


We found some great photos and information at The pictures show how many plastic bottles the US disposes of every five minutes.

An American Self-Portrait

by Photographer/artist Chris Jordan
Plastic Bottles, 2007

Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.
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There are also great images of how many paper bags we use, office paper, aluminum cans, logos and more. It is pretty eye opening and upsetting. Check it out at

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