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Do you know that

  • The Spanish generates about 17 kg of electronic waste per inhabitant and per year. (Eurostat)
  • Sending an email generates 4 grams of CO2 and sending 65 emails is equivalent to driving a car for half a mile. (FTI Consulting)
  • In 2017, thanks to recycling, 20.15 million cubic meters of water were saved, which is equivalent to the water that Spanish people drink for 7 months. (Ecoembes)
  • Every year around 635,000 tonnes of crude oil are spilled by vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. (WWF)
  • If your shower fills a 2 L container in less than 20 seconds, you are using excess water. (Junta de Andalucía)
  • Every year around 50 million of tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment are generated worldwide, which makes it the fastest growing garbage today, between 16% and 28% every five years. (United Nations)
  • The connection of all mobile phones in the world accounts for 2% of the global emission of greenhouse gases. (FTI Consulting)
  • With the energy saved by the recycled material in Spain from 1998 to 2017, a bulb could be kept on for more than 73 million years. (Ecoembes)
  • Making one new can uses the same amount of energy it takes to recycle 20 drinks cans. (Ambientum)
  • A typical house wastes enough energy to have a TV on for two years. (IGAC)
  • Americans use five times the amount of water that Europeans use. (Aquae Foundation)
  • If nobody charged their cell phone for a day, it would prevent the emission of 15 thousand tons of greenhouse gases. (Ambientum)
  • Washing the car in a car wash or with a bucket and brush, saves more than 300 L of water than doing it directly with the hose. (Junta de Andalucía)
  • It is estimated paper can be recycled about 6 times, and then it is essential to incorporate virgin fiber from the trees to renew the raw material. (Aspapel)
  • Plastics can only be recycled 4 or 5 times. In recycling, a thermal process takes place that degrades the material. (Cicloplast)
  • 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).

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