Eco Facts

Here you will find green green stats and facts about the environment. Rethink, Recycle, Reduce and Reuse.

thinktrees

If every American family planted one tree, carbon dioxide would be reduced by one billion pounds each year.

Only 7% of the of the Atlantic Rainforest remain.

Only 28% of the Indonesian Rainforest remain.

A billion trees capture atmospheric carbon equivalent to the emissions of one million cars every year.

Every hour, at least 4,500 acres of forest are burned, cut down, or bulldozed.

thinkwater

More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes.

An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness

thinkrecycle

The average person consumes 168 water bottles a year.

1.5 million barrels of oil are used to manufacture a year’s supply of bottled water in the US.

1 Million – Estimated number of plastic bags that are handed out worldwide each minute.

500 Billion to 1 Trillion – Estimated number of plastic bags that end up in landfills each year worldwide.

A plastic bag  can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.

The two main sources of energy used to make plastic bags are oil and natural gas.

 

Resources: Avon Green Tomorrow , Water.org , Planet Forward