Earth Day Facts (Not so fun) April 22nd

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Earth Day Facts (Not so fun) April 22nd

Hi we usually publish a bunch of fun facts about Earth day but this time we thought we would make a big lis to for you.

So here it goes. Earth Day Fact.

• The garbage in a landfill stays for a for about 30 years.

• In 1995 over 200 of the world landfills were full.

• 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.

• The 500 million automobiles on earth burn an average of 2 gallons of fuel a day.

• 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

• Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees

• The amount of wood and paper we throw away is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years

• Earth is 2/3 water. but all the fresh water streams only represent one hundredth of one percent.

• 14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year

• It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones

• 5 billion aluminum cans are used each year

• 84 percent of all household waste can be recycled.

• Computers pose an environmental threat because much of the material that makes them up is hazardous. A typical monitor contains 4-5 pounds of lead.

• Each year billions of used batteries are thrown away in the United States. This constitutes 88% of the mercury and 54% of the cadmium deposited into our landfills

• Approximately only 10 percent of every landfill can be cleaned up.

• Ivory comes from dead elephants, its best not to buy it.

• Fur coats often come from endangered animals, it’s best not to buy them.

• One gallon of motor oil can contaminate up to 2 million gallons of water. so dispose of properly!

Here are some great links for you as well:

Activities for Earth-day and More

History of Earth Day:

Learn about Earth Day:

Earth Day QUIZ
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