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Frightening Facts about our everyday

Trees

  • The world’s oldest trees are more than 4,600 years old.
  • 27,000 trees are cut down each day so we can have Toilet Paper.
  • We can save 75,000 trees if we recycled the paper used on the daily run of the New York Times alone.

Rainforests

  • An estimated 50,000 species inhabiting our tropical forests become extinct annually. That’s an average of 137 species a day.
  • Rainforests are cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute.

Water

  • Only 1% of our planet’s water supply can be used.
  • 97% is ocean water
  • 2% is frozen solid in the Arctic, for now.

Aluminum Vs Plastic

  • An aluminum can be recycled forever.
  • Recycling 1 aluminum can save enough energy to run our TVs for at least 3 hours.
  • And 80 trillion aluminum cans are used by humans every year.
  • When you throw plastic materials into the ocean, it kills as many as 1 million sea creatures annually.
  • A glass bottle made in our time will take more than 4,000 years to decompose.

People

Our planet gains 77 million people a year.

Landfills are composed of 35% packaging materials.