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Do you know that

  • A battery takes about 1,000 years to decompose (Aquae Fundación)
  • the Mobius circle was designed in 1970 as a symbol of recycling; its three arrows represent the phases of collection, processing and conversion
  • 200 liters of water are needed to produce a single liter of Coca-Cola. (Jason Clay, WWF)
  • Every ton of recycled paper saves the life of twelve trees (LAYNA Group)
  • to make recycled paper saves 3 times more energy than normal
  • seven out of ten mobile phones go to the trash can or get lost
  • 148 liters of water are needed to make a car
  • 7000 liters of water are needed to refine a barrel of crude oil
  • About 25,700 liters of water per day are needed to produce the food consumed by a family of four
  • Freshwater animals are becoming extinct five times faster than terrestrial animals
  • It takes 5680 liters of water to produce a barrel of beer
  • With only four liters of naphtha can contaminate up to 2.8 million liters of water
  • 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)

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