Everybody, Everyday. Some updating Facts:
|Waste of Water:
♦3-7 gallons for toilet
♦25-30 gallons for tub
♦50-70 gallons for a 10 minute shower
♦1 washing machine load uses 25-40 gallons
♦1 dishwasher load uses 9-12 gallons
We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year
1/3 of all water is used to flush the toilet.
♦plastics take 500 years
♦aluminum cans take 500 years
♦organic materials, take 6 months
♦cotton, rags, paper take 6 months
The garbage in a landfill stays for about 30 years.
In 1995 over 200 of the world landfills were full.
Approximately only 10 percent of every landfill can be cleaned up.
Each person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day.