Here are a couple of numbers learned from this site:
- 60,000 (The number of plastic shopping bags used in the U.S. every 5 seconds)
- 1,140,000 (The number of brown paper grocery bags used in the U.S. every hour)
The numbers are staggering, but abstract.
Photographer Chris Jordan has taken numbers like these, and created large-scale works of art that really show the numbers. To give us the sense of the scale of 60,000 plastic bags.
You really need to see the photos to get a sense of them. So, come on. Click on the link…