Two million plastic bottles every five minutes

Posted in Art by Shannon South on November 1, 2010

Chris Jordan is one of the most important artists of the century. He’s a photographer who sometimes manipulates images to depict the poignant reality of what we, as humans are doing to the planet. Plastic Bottles, 2007. “Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.”

Seeing his work for the first time made me uncomfortably aware of how careless “normal” behavior is. I made a conscious decision to try to avoid single use plastic bottles, plastic bags, packaging etc. If you can’t avoid the packaging, please recycle it. Check your local recycling guidelines to find out which things are recyclable. (a lot of things we think are recyclable are not)

See also: The Story of Stuff : Bottled Water

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