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Thursday, July 26, 2007

You Are Wasteful

Running the Numbers is a great photo series feature in The Morning News by photographer-cum-anti-mass-consumption-activist Chris Jordan. Jordan attempts to capture the reality of American mass consumption by creating visual expressions of statistics. He hopes that seeing the cumulative effect of each individual’s actions will shock people out of complacency. So I’m doing my part by passing on the message. What are you doing about it, huh? Huh?

Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the U.S. every 30 seconds.

Depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the U.S. every five seconds.

Via BoingBoing.

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