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Do you know that

  • Metals can be recycled time and time again without degrading. If you recycle steel from a car, a washing machine or a can, you have raw material again and again. (Ecoacero)
  • Glass is 100% recyclable and can be endlessly reprocessed with no loss of quality. (Ecovidrio)
  • A rechargeable battery can replace 300 common batteries, so in addition to reducing the environmental impact produced by its waste saves the natural resources required by its production. (Greenpeace)
  • The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10% since 1920 due climate change (National Science Foundation at the University of Maryland)
  • Making a battery consumes 50 times as much energy as it produces. (Greenpeace)
  • The highest recorded wind blast, unrelated to tornadoes, is of 408 kilometers per hour and it occurred in 1996 on the island of Barrow, Australia. (World Meteorological Organization, WMO)
  • Humans are wiping out about 1% of all other species every year. (Zoological Society of London)
  • To produce a fillet, 9,800 L of water are necessary. (Junta de Andalucía)
  • A mercury battery can contaminate 600 thousand liters of water and an alkaline battery, 167 thousand liters. (Greenpeace)
  • Paper can be recycled about 7 times, the you have to discard it because it loses its properties. (Ecología hoy)
  • Since 1970, the Earth lost nearly one third of the global biodiversity. (Zoological Society of London)
  • The average consumption of water in the autonomous community of Galicia is 129 liters per inhabitant per day, and in Spain it is 132 liters. (INE, National Institute of Statistics)
  • Acoustic pollution causes hypertension and cardiovascular diseases resulting in an estimated 10,000 premature deaths per year in Europe. (ESA, European Environment Agency)
  • Almost 20 million Europeans suffer the nuisance caused by environmental noise. (EEA, European Environment Agency)
  • Did you know that one liter of used industrial oil can contaminate one million liters of water (SIGAUS).
  • Almost a billion people around the world live without electricity (United Nations).
  • Almost 20 million Europeans suffer the nuisance caused by environmental noise (EEA, European Environment Agency).
  • The average consumption of water in the autonomous community of Galicia is 129 liters per inhabitant per day, and in Spain it is 132 liters (INE, National Institute of Statistics).
  • More than 800,000 people die each year around the world due to the pollution generated by the burning of coal (WWF).
  • Noise levels from road traffic above 55 dB affect about 125 million people that is one in four Europeans (EEA, European Environment Agency).
  • 16% of the water circulating in the municipal pipes - about 40,000 million liters - is lost due to breakdowns or leaks (INE, National Institute of Statistics).
  • At least 8 million Europeans suffer from sleep disturbances due to environmental noise (AEE, European Environment Agency).
  • Did you know that a PC contains 1.5 kg of Cu. If we take into account that 240 million PCs are sold each year, recycling these PCs would recover around 360,000 tons of Cu. The equivalent of producing a mine for a year ( Papelblog).
  • In the last 30 years we have lost three quarters of the floating ice sheet and 2016 has been the hottest year in history (Greenpeace).
  • Acoustic pollution causes more diseases than air pollution (ISGIobal, Institute of Global Health of Barcelona).
  • Did you know that in the world, 1,300 million people lack access to energy (Report Solutions Project, Stanford University).
  • Spaniards we drink about 120 liters of mineral water per head per year (Aneabe, National Association of Drinking Water Companies Packed).
  • 633 million people around the world live without access to improved drinking water (WHO and Unicef).
  • Spain spends about € 1 billion a year on bottled water (Aneabe, National Association of Packaged Drink Water Companies).
  • Did you know that in 2025 almost 10,000 Spanish wind turbines will exceed 20 years of existence, which is the estimated useful life of these facilities (aee)

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