Did You Know? Interesting Facts about the Earth that need to end!
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.
These interesting facts are taken from Planetpals. Visit their website if you want to learn more.
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