Poetic Photographs Of Plastic Bags Shed Light On Our Consumer Society

December 1, 2014 3:01 PM

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Poetic Photographs Of Plastic Bags Shed Light On Our Consumer Society

"There are some 500 billion plastic bags every year in the world," photographer Alain Delorme exclaimed to The Huffington Post. "Made in a few seconds, used a few dozen of minutes and [they take] a few hundreds years to disappear from our Earth."

If you live in an urban environment you're no doubt familiar with the sensation of encountering a lone plastic bag zipping through the breeze without origin or explanation. Though of course the image is upsetting, in terms of the waste and pollution contained within, there's something viscerally com...

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