Did You Know?
Facts & Figures about
Saving Mother Earth
April 19 : 03 days till Earth Day
Did you know that up to 1 trillion plastic bags are used in America every single year?
That’s one million bags per minute or 326 plastic bags per person per year. Less than 20% of those bags make it to a recycling center.
Did you know that Americans use well over 2 billion gallons of oil each year to produce its plastic bags?
In 2001, Ireland passed a tax on plastic bags and saw a 90% reduction in their consumption. San Francisco recently passed a ban on plastic bags.
Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.