A running faucet wastes 2.5 gallons of water each minute.
Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.
A single quart of motor oil, if disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2,000,000 gallons of fresh water.
When you toss out one aluminum can you waste as much energy as if you’d filled the same can half-full of gasoline and poured it into the ground.
By recycling 1 ton of paper you save:
- 17 trees
- 6,953 gallons of water
- 463 gallons of oil
- 587 pounds of air pollution
- 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space
- 4,077 kilowatt hours of energy
Dishwashers use about 11 gallons of water. Hand washed dishes use up approximately 16 gallons.
A refrigerator built 20 years ago uses 70% more energy than today's energy-efficient models.
Motor oil never wears out, it just gets dirty. Oil can be recycled, re-refined and used again, reducing our reliance on imported oil.
Taking a bath, half full of water, uses around 20 gallons of water. However, an average length shower only uses about 13 gallons.
1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
If everyone in the Peace River Regional District stopped their junk mail, we could save up to 90,000 trees annually.
70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
It takes half a barrel of crude oil to produce the rubber for just one truck tire.
Running your faucet for 5 minutes uses up enough energy to run a 60 watt light bulb for 14 hours.
1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.