Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How many water bottles and cellphones are thrown away each day?

The Clean Air Council reports that Americans throw away 2.5 million bottles every hour or 60 million bottles every day. With 70 million bottles used in the United States each day, only 17 percent are recycled. Imagine what the statistics will be like for the whole world, since that includes only the Americans!

Source:(Clean Air Council: Waste Facts and FiguresWaste Management World: Down the Drain)

426000 cellphones are decommissioned each day in the United States alone.

Artist Chris Jordan illustrates the number of cellphones below.

All 426,000 cell phones:

Actual Size:

(Source: Gizmodo)

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