Over at portfolio.com they have set up an interesting interactive slideshow called Running the Numbers. Photographer Chris Jordan took statistics such as “2,000,000 plastic bottles is the number used in the US every 5 minutes”, and put together an image of exactly what 2,000,000 bottles looks like. He does this for a number of statistics.
Not only that but you can also zoom into each picture and see it all up close.
It is fascinating and grim at the same time.