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|Eco Fact #1||Only 2% of food waste is composted or otherwise recycled – 62% of paper is recycled.(www.sustainableamerica.com)|
|Eco Fact #2||The U.S. accounts for 24% of global consumption, while having only 5% of the world’s population. (www.sustainableamerica.com)|
|Eco Fact #3||Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours (www.replantusa.com)|
|Eco Fact #4||The amount of sunlight that falls on the earth’s surface in one minute is enough energy to meet world energy demand for one year. (www.goinggreentoday.com)|
|Eco Fact #5||10 million people could be fed through the recovery of just one-fifth of food waste. (www.sustainableamerica.com)|
|Eco Fact #6||It takes 25 two liter plastic bottles to make a sweater. (www.replantusa.com)|
|Eco Fact #7||15 to 30% of a homes total heating and cooling energy is lost through poorly sealed duct work. (www.goinggreentoday.com)|
|Eco Fact #8||The U.S. produces 208 pounds of meat per person in 2009 – 60% more than Europe. (www.sustainableamerica.com)|
|Eco Fact #9||Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate of equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours. (www.water.org)|
|Eco Fact #10||It takes less gasoline to restart your car than it does to let it idle for more than a minute. If all cars on U.S. roads had properly inflated tires, it would save an estimated 2 billion gallons of gasoline per year and improve mileage 3-7%. (University of Colorado Environmental Center, 2003)|