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Did you know that in the United States we consume…

…60,000 plastic bags every five seconds?
…106,000 aluminum cans every thirty seconds?
…2,000,0000 plastic bottles every five minutes?

They say, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Here’s another way of looking at these extraordinary statistics. 


Plastic Bags, 2007
60” x72" (full view)
Depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the United States every five seconds.
Plastic Bags, 2007


Cans Seurat, 2007

60” x 92” (full view)
Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the United States every thirty seconds.
Cans Seurat, 2007


Plastic Bottles, 2007
60” x 120" (full view)
Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the United States every five minutes.
Plastic Bottles, 2007


Barbie Dolls, 2008
60” x 80” (full view)
Depicts 32,000 Barbie dolls, equal to the number of elected breast augmentation surgeries performed every month in the U.S
.
Barbie Dolls, 2008


Skull with Cigarette, 2008
98” x 72” (full view)
Depicts 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from smoking every 6 months.

Skull with Cigarette, 2008

 

 

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