Tree-Hugger Factoid #48

21 May 2013, 17:01

By recycling 500 phone books, consumers can save between 17 and 31 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 463 gallons of oil, 587 pounds of carbon emissions, 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space, and 4,077 kWh of energy.

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Posted by Diana Ngo

Tree-Hugger Factoid #47

17 April 2013, 13:21

33 million tons of food waste reach landfills each year in the United States. This food could be prevented, used to feed people, or composted to create a valuable soil amendment.

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Posted by Diana Ngo

Tree-Hugger Factoid #46

9 November 2012, 21:59

On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfill, and $65 to $75 to incinerate it.

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Posted by Diana Ngo

Tree-Hugger Factoid #45

24 October 2012, 15:13


Source: Lansing Recycling Center

Posted by Peter Ho

Tree-Hugger Factoid #44

3 October 2012, 22:38

Each year Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups. Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee cup you used this morning will be sitting in a landfill.

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Posted by Diana Ngo

Tree-Hugger Factoid #43

20 September 2012, 13:55

Motor oil never wears out, it just gets dirty. Oil can be recycled, re-fined and reused again. Recycling centers can be found through a quick search online

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Posted by Diana Ngo

Tree-Hugger Factoid #42

2 August 2012, 18:17

To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. If all of our newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250 million trees each year

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Posted by Diana Ngo

Tree-Hugger Factoid #41

5 December 2011, 18:03

It would cost about $13 billion annually to satisfy the world's basic sanitation and food requirements. As they point out, that's roughly equivalent to what Americans and Europeans spend on perfume and cologne every year

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Posted by Alp Bozkurt

Tree-Hugger Factoid #40

1 November 2011, 14:24

To generate the same amount of electricity as today's U.S. wind turbine fleet 25,170 MW as of the end of 2008 would require burning 34.4 million tons of coal a line of 10-ton trucks over 13,700 miles long or 112 million barrels of oil each year.

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Posted by Andrew Turner, AIA

Tree-Hugger Factoid #39

16 September 2011, 14:03

Every year, in the US we pave over roughly 1.3 million acres of formerly unpaved land according to a Carrying Capacity Network conference held in Washington, DC. that's almost twice the size of the Hawaiian Islands

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Posted by Alp Bozkurt

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