The garbage in a landfill stays for about 30 years.
Each person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day.
One bus carries as many people as 40 cars!
More than 1/3 of all energy is used by people at home.
Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year.
We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year 1/3 of all water is used to flush the toilet.
Each gallon of fuel releases 20 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air.
Approximately 5 million tons of oil produced in the world each ear ends up in the ocean.
The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours.
For every 2000 pounds of paper (1 ton) recycled, we save 7,000 gallons of water free from chemicals.
Recycled paper requires 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp, and can save many trees.
Here is an example of the water we use everyday:
- 3-7 gallons for toilet,
- 25-30 gallons for tub,
- h20 50-70 gallons for a 10 minute shower,
- 1 washing machine load uses 25-40 gallons,
- 1 dishwasher load uses 9-12 gallons
Here is an example of how long it takes some things to break down:
- plastics take 500 years,
- aluminum cans take 500 years,
- organic materials, take 6 months,
- cotton, rags, paper take 6 months.
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