70% of landfilled waste could be either reused or recycled
5 PET bottles yield enough fiber for an XL T-shirt
Only 1% of treated water is used for drinking or cooking
16% of Canada’s CO2 emissions are from household energy use
Idling a car for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel than restarting the engine
A 500ml plastic water bottle requires 1500ml of water to produce
Heating costs increase 5% for every degree the thermostat is set above 20o
2 lbs of “red wiggler worms” can eat 1 lb of food waste a day
Nearly a third of household waste can be composted
Only .01% of Earth’s water is fresh, available drinking water
5 billion drink boxes are thrown away each year in North America
Only 5-8% of the energy used by incandescent light bulbs is for light
Canadians take home over 55 million plastic shopping bags a week
8.7 plastic bags contain enough embodied petroleum energy to drive a car 1km
You can clean almost anything with vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda and water!
98 tonnes of various resources are used to make 1 tonne of paper
$1 out of every $11 you spend is to pay for packaging
25% of cosmetic costs go toward packaging
Keeping showers under 5 minutes/day can save up to 4,000L of water/month
Cell phones are replaced every 18 months on average, and less than 5% are recycled
Used lead-acid batteries can be almost entirely recycled
90% of the energy consumed by your washing machine is used to heat the water
A full bus can take 40 to 60 cars off the road
Eating vegetarian will save over one hectare of land/tonne of food
The average North American meal travels 2,400km to get to your plate
Except in extreme cold, even diesel engines only need 0-30 seconds to “warm up"
Grasscycling can reduce fertilizer requirements by as much as 30%
Canadians use more than 1.6 billion disposable coffee cups a year
Across Canada, it costs more than $1.5 billion peryear to dispose of garbage.
80% of our solid waste in Canada is still going to landfills.
1lb of newspaper can be recycled to make 6 cereal boxes, 6 egg cartons, or 2,000 sheets of writing paper.
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