Earth Day is a time to appreciate our planet. Each year, Earth Day is celebrated throughout the world. It educates people about how they can improve or sustain the environment. It is also about being green, not wasting, and saving resources. Everyone can help because even small changes can make a huge difference in the environment.
Earth Day reflects on the importance of preserving our natural resources and the progress of our environment. It reminds us the importance of staying in that green state of mind. It also helps us to consider our impact on the environment. Hopefully, these facts will be an eye-opener and motivate you to help save our environment:
-One ton of recycled plastic saves 685 gallons of oil.
-Energy consumption can be reduced by as much as 95% when aluminum is recycled.
-Recycling aluminum cans reduce carbon dioxide emission.
-Paper can be recycled up to seven times before it must be discarded.
-The recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes.
-2000 pounds of recycled paper can save 17 trees.
-100% recycled paper requires no trees to produce.
– For every steel recycled, it saves 40 gallons of water.
-One ton of steel conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore and 1,400 pounds of coals
– Recycling glass saves 1,300 pounds of sand.
-Recycling helps to preserve natural resources.
-Trees can significantly decrease your energy bills.
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