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Does anyone have some interesting facts about recycling?

I have to do a brochure and I need a pair. Since each glass bottle recycling can throw a 40-watt bulb for 3 hours "or something like youuu thankkkkkk:.!) * WATER Between 1950 and 2000 the population of the United States almost has doubled. However, in the same period, public demand for water has more than tripled! U.S. now use an average of 100 gallons of water per day – enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses! (EPA, 2008)

  • A recent government study showed at least 36 states expect water shortages in local, regional or state for the year 2013. (EPA, 2008)
  • Most people realize that hot water uses energy, but requires the supply and cold water treatment significant amount energy as well. U.S. supply of public water and treatment facilities consume about 56 billion kilowatt-hours annually – enough electricity to power more than 5 million homes for a year. (EPA, 2008) The tools and equipment in general
  • If all U.S. households equipment installed efficient use of water, the country would save more than 3 billion gallons of water and more than 18 billion dollars per year! (EPA, 2008)
  • If one 100 U.S. households meet the water saving devices, we could save 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year – avoiding 80,000 tons of emissions greenhouse gas. The savings in emissions of greenhouse gases would be equivalent to removing almost 15,000 cars off the road for a year! (EPA, 2008) Fourth Bathroom: sink, toilet, bathroom, shower
  • About 75 percent of the water we use in our homes is used in the bathroom. (California Energy Commission, 2006)
  • If your toilet is 1992 or earlier, you probably have an inefficient model that uses between 3.5 to 7 liters per flush. The new, high-efficiency toilets use less than 1.3 liters per flush – Is water for at least 60 percent less water per flush! (EPA, 2008)
  • If only 1 percent of American homes replaced an older toilet with a Water Sense label new bathroom, the country would save more than 38 million kilowatt-hours electricity – enough electricity to power more than 43,000 homes for a month. (EPA, 2008)
  • The average flow bath tap at two gallons per minute. Close the tap while brushing your teeth in the morning and at bedtime can save up to 8 liters of water per day, equivalent to 240 gallons per month. (EPA, 2008)
  • Run the tap of your five minutes spent as much energy as leaving a 60 watt light bulb to operate 14 hours. (EPA, 2008)

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  • Leaky faucets that drip at the rate of one drop per second can waste over 3,000 gallons of water each year, a leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water each day. If the devices are leaking, you need to fix! (EPA, 2008)

  • A full bath requires about 70 gallons of water while taking a shower five minutes using only 10 to 25 gallons. (EPA, 2008) Other water needs of households