Facts To Build Our Awareness For A Sustainable Environment
Did You Know?
Each person throws away approximately 4.5 pounds of garbage every day
The garbage in a desert landfill stays there for approximately 30 years
84 percent of all household waste can be recycled
In 2006 approximately 500 billion (500,000,000,000) plastic bags were used worldwide
Plastic bags take 1,000 years to decompose
Every year Americans throw away 100 billion plastic bags
70% of recycled bags in the United States are turned into fencing, railing, decking and outdoor furniture
Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour
Plastic bottles take 700 years before they begin to decompose in a landfill
Eight out of 10 plastic water bottles become landfill waste, that amounts to approximately 38 billion a year
Some of the states that have plastic bottle deposits recover 95% of the containers
If every water bottle was recycled into a new bottle we would save over 1.5 million barrels of oil.