Disposable America

Artist Chris Jordan has done amazing work documenting in visually arresting terms the vast number of things we trash in our country.

Plastic cups, bottles, and bags – imagine the effect on the earth if we could reduce, reuse, recycle these everyday objects. We importantly have focused on the health effects of plastics – but there is something to be said for treating the earth well, too – and we can do both at the same time. That’s the true meaning of ecologically sustainable health and living.

Here are some examples – the left-hand image is what you see at a distance, the right-hand is a severe close-up. For the full effect, go to the site and check out “Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait.” You won’t be proud.

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plastic bags

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plastic bottles

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plastic cups

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