10 interesting facts about the environment

More people than ever are aware that certain behaviors can be detrimental to environmental health. You may understand the basics about overflowing landfills, waste washing up on beaches or global climate change, but you may not be aware of the specifics regarding these issues and others. The following are some enlightening facts about the environment, courtesy of EarthEcho International and Solar Energy World.

1. Recycling one aluminum can save enough energy to run a TV for three hours.


2. Around 25,000 trees are cut down each day just to produce toilet paper.

3. Approximately five million tons of oil produced in the world each year ends up in the ocean.

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4. Seventy-eight per cent of marine mammals are threatened by accidental deaths, such as getting caught in fishing nets.

5. On average, one supermarket goes through 60 million paper bags each year. Scores of plastic bags are used as well.


6. A glass bottle can take 4,000 years to decompose.

7. Rainforests are being cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute.


8. The United States is the No. 1 trash-producing country in the world.

9. Ford Motor Company has said that 75 per cent of every vehicle is recyclable.


10. If the entire world lived like the average American, we’d need five planets to provide enough resources.


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