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13 Aug

Did you know…? – Fun facts about sustainability

It takes about 6 litres (4,68 US gal) of water to brush your teeth if you leave the tap open
It takes 95-190 litres (25-50 US gal) to take a shower longer than 15 minutes
Recycling one aluminum can can provide enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours
One ton of 100% recycled paper saves the equivalent of 4,100 kWh of energy, 26.500 litres (7.000 US gal)of water, 27 kg (60 lb) of air emissions and 2.3 cubic km (3 cubic yards) of landfill space
Every time you open a refrigerator door, up to 30% of the cold air can escape
Around 80% of the energy used to wash clothes comes from heating the water. Using warm or cool water will save energy and get your clothes just as clean
By leaving computer monitors on overnight, or not having them on energy saving modes, 9 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions are wasted every year
Beef has 3.5 times the water footprint of chicken, and 8 times that of a vegetarian option
By going vegan, one person can save approximately 829.000 (219.000 US gal) of water a year
Agricultural Emissions could be reduced by as much as 70% by adopting a vegan diet and 63% by adopting a vegetarian diet
Approximately 20-30 million people live in modern slavery, many of who are working in the supply chains of western brands such as the fashion industry