In the oceans, plastic bags and other rubbish kills up to a million creatures each year.
The United States produces more rubbish than anyone in the world- 1,609 pounds each year. That’s 5% of the global population generating 40% of the world’s waste.
Across the globe, we produce between 300-500 million tons of hazardous waste, with Industrialised nations responsible for 80-90% of it.
The UK produces around 30 million tons of waste every year. Over half of this can be recycled.
In the UK, we use 13 billion plastic carrier bags every year.
Year-on-year, the global population grows by 77 million.
Every hour, 6 species living in tropical rainforests become extinct- that’s 50,000 per year.
Around the world, 1 in 6 species of mammal faces extinction.
Each ton of domestic waste will have taken around 5 tons in the manufacturing stage and 20 tons for the extraction of the raw materials.
99% of the things we buy are no longer in use after 6 months.
To make a computer and monitor takes 244 kg of fossil fuel, 22 kg of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water.
On average, 16% of the money you spend on something goes on the packaging, which is ultimately just thrown away.
Producing a battery requires more than 50 times the energy that the battery will give out.