DID YOU KNOW?
CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
Man-made carbon dioxide emissions must fall by 45% from 2010 to 2030 and reach zero by 2050 to avert the catastrophe of climate change.
Energy represents about 60% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.
Lighting represents 15% of global electricity consumption.
Switching to LED bulbs would consume 90% less energy, which would last much longer than incandescent bulbs.
70% of planet Earth is covered by water.
Only 2.5% is freshwater and only 1% is easily accessible for human use.
WATER CONSUMPTION REDUCTION
The use of efficient equipment and accessories has the ability to reduce water use in homes by 45%.
Water consumption has increased more than double the population growth rate in the last century.
ORGANIC MATTER AND METHANE GAS PRODUCTION
Depositing and decomposing organic matter in landfills produces methane gas, which is up to 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a century, thus contributing to climate change.
Almost half of the solid waste produced is organic or biodegradable.
When organic matter is composted, it is converted into stable carbon, retaining water and nutrients from the original waste. This results in carbon sequestration and the production of a high quality fertilizer.
Agricultural emissions could be reduced by up to 70% by adopting a vegan diet and 63% by adopting a vegetarian diet.
Recycling a ton of paper saves 17 trees.
The afforestation process causes carbon sequestration. This absorbs and retains atmospheric carbon and distributes it in the soil.
Recycled paper produces about 25% less total emissions than conventional paper.
Recycling one ton of paper saves 2584 liters of oil, 26498 liters of water and 2.5 cubic meters of landfill space.
Plastic production depends on fossil hydrocarbons, which are non-renewable resources that contribute to climate change.
TRASH ON THE BEACHES
The most common discoveries during coastal cleanups are cigarette butts, plastic bottles and caps, food packaging, plastic bags, straws, glass bottles, other types of plastic wrappers and aerosol containers.