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Running thenumbersvisualizingus consumptionhabits


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This is art work by Chris Jordan
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Running thenumbersvisualizingus consumptionhabits

  1. 1. Running the Numbers: An American Self Portrait
  2. 2. One million plastic cups….…the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours
  3. 3. 410,000 paper cups……the number of disposable hot-beverage paper cupsused in the US every fifteen minutes.
  4. 4. two million plastic beverage bottles… …the number used in the US every five minutes.
  5. 5. 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags… …the number used in the US every hour
  6. 6. 106,000 aluminum cans……the number used in the US every thirty seconds.
  7. 7. 30,000 reams of office paper… (15 million sheets)…the amount of office paper used in the US every five minutes
  8. 8. 3.6 million tire valve caps… …one for each new SUV sold in the US in 2004
  9. 9. 426,000 cell phones……the number of cell phones retired in the US every day.
  10. 10. 8 million toothpicks……the number of trees harvested in the US every month to make the paper for mail order catalogs