15 Things about the Environment You didn’t Know

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    As we push for environmental sustainability and more people become aware of our role as nature’s keeper, below are some environmental facts that you didn’t know! Or did you know…?

    1.  27,000 trees are cut down each day so we can have Toilet Paper.
    2.  Aluminum can be recycled continuously, as in forever. Recycling 1 aluminum can save enough energy to run our TVs for at least 3 hours.
    3. We consume over 80 trillion aluminum cans every year.
    4. American companies alone use enough Paper to encircle the Earth 3x!
    5. We can save 75,000 trees if we recycled the paper used on the daily run of the New York Times alone.
    6. Paper can be recycled only six times. After that, the fibers are too weak to hold together
    7. When you throw plastic bags and other plastic materials in the ocean, it kills as many as 1 million sea creatures annually.
    8. A glass bottle made in our time will take more than 4,000 years to decompose.
    9. Only 1% of our planet’s water supply can be used. 97% is ocean water and 2% is frozen solid in the Arctic, for now.
    10. An estimated 50,000 species inhabiting our tropical forests become extinct annually. That’s an average of 137 species a day.
    11. Rainforests are cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute.
    12. The world’s oldest trees are more than 4,600 years old.
    13. Landfills are composed of 35% packaging materials.
    14. Humans and elephants are the only animals with chins.
    15. The 100,000 trillion ants in the world weigh about the same as all human beings

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