If you read environmental web sites regularly, then you’re aware about the damage that the plastics make to the planet. However, we chose 20 Facts About Plastics that will make you think about it once again and make you sure that you’ve done the right thing when you decided to go green. If not, then you have to know these facts, because the environment needs it. www.reusablebags.typepad.com 1. Plastic needs about 450 just to start decomposing. Then, it takes another 50-80 years to decompose completely. 2. That means that every single produced piece of plastic has not decomposed yet. 3. The average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Fortunately, the total weight of the bottles was reduced during that period. 4. Even 40% of the total house plastic waste of average American family is due to the use of plastic bottles. www.mohawkflooring.com 5. Another interesting fact about plastics and your money: 90% of the price you pay for the bottled water goes to the plastic bottle, while the water cost you only 10% of the money you give. 6. The average American buys 167 bottles of water per year, avoiding using any alternatives. 7. 24 million gallons of oil are needed for producing of billion plastic bottles. 8. Only 25 recycled bottles are enough to make one adult’s fleece jacket. www.icis.com 9. Europeans are not that interested in recycling. They currently recycle only 2.5% of the plastic bottles they use. 10. Sad but true, the worldwide fishing industry throws huge amounts of plastic garbage in the oceans. Amazing 150,000 tons go into the water every year, including packaging, plastic nets, lines and buoys. 11. This thrash causes death of many animals in the seas, which mistake the garbage for food. Estimations say that the number of killed animals is over one million. 12. Over 13 billion of plastic bags are produced every year, which are about 300 per adult. A number of 300 bags for 365 days are just too much! www.blogs.westword.com 13. In recent years the plastic recycling business in the United States is nearly tripled. There are more than 1600 businesses involved in recycling plastics. 14. However, the recycling rate remains steady at 27% (in United States), as the production of the plastics grows. 15. Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W bulb for up to 6 hours. 16. Recycling plastics can save up to 2/3 of the needed energy for producing plastic from raw materials. www.monoscope.com 17. Four out of five bags in the United States are plastic. 18. Surveys show that more than 90 percent of consumers reuse their plastic bags at least once for things like wastebasket lines or lunch totes. 19. Bottling and shipping water is the least energy efficient method ever used to supply water. Unfortunately, it remains the most popular one. 20. There are many countries which have banned or restricted the use of plastic bags. Australia, China, Austria, Bangladesh, Ireland and several European Union countries are among them. Pingback: 20 Datos interesantes acerca del plástico « Te Quiero Verde http://vintagehq.wordpress.com/ hqclassic correct unchanged same greatest function beginning you inside the impending in addition. Into truth your creative letters skills has inspired me to start my own BlogEngine weblog instantly. Many thanks pertaining to discussing the following wonderful content on your internet site. I discovered it on google. I will check back again once you post extra aricles. Pacas1253 i recycle plastic ! swag diper i dont have a recycling bin so i cant recycle http://profile.yahoo.com/WX536AZ6TSXJLJMVPMJMEBDX5Y Dennis M I burn all my plastic, so it breaks down faster and helps keep the planet warmer. Pingback: Reduce Plastic, Bring from Home | Rakan Alam Sekitar @ Sri Permata http://www.facebook.com/coral.pocock Coral Delores Gunton plastic needs to be banned world wide. humans are ignorant. me People r making plastic from pine sap ineedadoctooreminem rite~~~~ dont do that it would actually harm the earth nore Überfag environment-fags lolz roflmao XDDDD killer troll lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol killer troll lol lol lol lol lol killer you are stupid for burning the plastic killer the ozone layer is falling apart Pingback: Think Green Thursday: Know Your Plastic Facts! « CBS Houston Pingback: Think Green Thursday: Know Your Plastic Facts! « The New Bull @ 100.3 Pingback: Think Green Thursday: Know Your Plastic Facts! « The New HOT 95-7 – Celeb Gossip, Music News, The HOT Show – KKHH-FM Pingback: Think Green Thursday: Know Your Plastic Facts! « Houston's MIX 96-5 Pingback: 7 Interesting Uses For Old Plastic Bottles-Impressive Magazine Pingback: Saving the planet | One day at a time ScienceLover2214 look i try to make my mom recycle but she’s like fuck no we don’t fucking have the time for that! really how hard is it to drop plastic in a different container……. i also know it will stop them from making me take the garbage out so much…. (there will be less.. ) pigman123123 I’m 12 so please don’t cus on here. Dr.Vaughan I recent Discovery, Shows that plastic does not harm aquatic organisms, Therefor plastic is not a major problem worth investing your time arguing about. Dr.Vaughan you dumb ass people…You are naïve motherfuckers. juliana if plastic was banned we would lose a lot. A lot of plastic is in our shampoos, clothing, and kitchen use. we need plastic to put milk in, and detergent. Pingback: 8 Ways to be the change while traveling. | Fair n' Friendly Pingback: 20 Mind Boggling Facts About Plastic Ricco_suave Plastic Bag Bansalso in these countries: Rwanda, Mali, Mauritania, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and Kenya… ashley norbert please give more good things about plastic im not going to win the debate for my teacher you know!!!!!!!!! Alana Joseph Shit yah! Pingback: L2 Uptown Apartments - Dallas, TX - What You Don’t Know About Plastic marnie I think people have there own opinion on what to do but we should try to make a difference by not using plastic as often.