Green Facts for the Last Day of April

I hope you’ve had a great April. On this last day, here are a few facts on the environment from a local library fact sheet which might surprise you.

  • recycling just ONE aluminum can save enough energy to equal a half gallon of gas
  • 2,500,000 plastic bottles–that’s how many bottles Americans use in an HOUR.
  • 40% of the waste produced in the world is made by us Americans

Some things you can do right now to help:

  • reuse plastic bags or switch to paper bags (over 1,000,000 sea creatures are killed each year by plastic garbage in the ocean)
  • change the most frequently used light bulbs in your home to incandescent ones (electricity for lighting could be cut by 50%)
  • recycle paper (in 2007 in the U.S. more than 56% of the paper used was recycled)

Working together we can make a difference.

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