23.1.08

I want the FACTS!!!

Ok you want facts, here ya go. Hold your chin up cause it's guarenteed to drop once read.

> Over 1.5 Billion lighters wind up in landfills each year.

> Telephone books make up almost 10% percent of waste at dump sites.

> An idle vehicle emits 20 times more pollution than one traveling 32 MPH.

> 2 million books, 350 million magazines, and 24 billion newspapers are thrown away each year.

> 100,000 CD's are thrown away each year along with 5.5 million boxes of software.

> Americans throw away approximatly 179,000 tons of batteries per year.

> 40% of all lead waste comes from inproper disposal of electronics.

> Each year, 40 billion plastic utensils are thrown into landfills.

> Between 10 and 15% of a TV's energy is still used when it's plugged in and turned off.

> 1.4 million movie tickets are thrown away each year.

That's all I have to say today.

facts taken from the book, The Green Book by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen

1 comment:

Yasir Rosli said...

That makes me mad. What makes me even madder is that I'm part of the problem. Seriously, it seems like there is nothing good to talk about America anymore.