How Much is 7 Million Pounds, Really?
I think we can all agree that the number 7,000,000 is impressively large, but to understand its true magnitude, it must be seen in the context of things that are more familiar and more easily identifiable. Hence this mind-boggling visual:
So far in the year 2015, we’ve moved 7 million pounds of wholesale used clothing. That’s 3500 tons of clothing that didn’t end up in the landfill! Do you know how much the Statue of Liberty weighs? 240 tons. That’s right: If Lady Liberty had 13 identical friends, their combined weight still wouldn’t reach 3500 tons!
Here’s the breakdown from our infographic (all weights are approximate):
Christ the Redeemer: 700 tons
Stonehenge: 1200 tons
Blue Whale: 200 tons
1 single-level, 2000 square foot home: 200 tons
School bus: 13.3 tons
Elephant: 8 tons
Statue of Liberty: 240 tons
Thank you for donating your gently used items to thrift stores and charities. Together, we can do more to reduce unnecessary waste and keep recyclables, including textiles, out of the landfill!