Facts About the Environment



The energy saved by recycling one aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours.




1/70th of a teaspoon of mercury can contaminate 20 acres of a lake, making the fish unfit to eat.

Computer TakeBack



We are consuming the earth's resources 20% faster than they can be sustained.

Scripps Howard News Service



If everyone in the world consumed like the average U.S. citizen, we would need at least four more planet Earths.

World Watch



Every 20 minutes, the world adds another 3,500 human lives but loses one or more entire species of animal or plant life-- at least 27,000 species per year.




One third of the earth's soil is now unfit for growing food, due to deforestation, waste disposal and overuse of fertilizers.

New York Times



30 percent of pesticides sold in developing countries do not meet international health and environmental standards.

World Health Organization



Every ton of recycled paper saves 380 gallons of oil.




About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable diapers, which take 500 years to decompose.