Junk Mail and Paper Bags

This picture in Chris Jordan’s Running the Numbers depicts 9,960 mail order catalogs. This number is equivalent to the number of pieces of junk mail that are printed, shipped, delivered, and thrown away in the United States…every three seconds!


This picture to the right is a depiction of paper bags from the grocery store. This is displaying 1.14 million brown paper bags from the supermarket. This number is used in the United States…every hour!



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