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Do you know that

  • Each year more than 450 cubic kilometers of sewage are thrown into the sea. To dilute this pollution, an additional 6000 cubic kilometers of fresh water is used
  • The main sources of pollution are associated with industrial activity after the Second World War to this day
  • The groundwater reserves supply 80% of the world's population. 4% of those reserves are already contaminated
  • There are more than 70 thousand known substances that contaminate water
  • A dripping tap wastes more than 75 liters of water per day
  • Less water is consumed during an immersion bath than when showering
  • More than two thirds of the water consumed in the home is used in the bathroom
  • People use 190 liters of water per day, on average
  • Each year 3 and a half million people die due to diseases related to water quality. 98% of these deaths occur in developing countries
  • The lack of clean water causes the death of 4500 children per day, mostly from developing countries
  • Millions of women and children must walk more than 10 kilometers a day to get drinking water
  • More than 1100 million people in the world lack direct access to sources of drinking water.
  • More than 1100 million people in the world lack direct access to sources of drinking water.
  • Only 0.007% of the water on Earth is potable, and that amount is reduced year after year due to pollution.
  • Each day, close to 137 species of animals, plants and insects are extinguished due to human causes, equivalent to 50,000 annual species.
  • If you reduce 1 degree C in your thermostat you will save 10% on fuel consumption
  • For every ton of recycled paper from the office, 1,438 liters of oil are saved.
  • Every year a forest area equivalent to Portugal is lost. (20 minutos)
  • The garbage produced annually in Spain is equivalent to mountain of the same dimensions as Mulhacen. (Eco-life)
  • 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)

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