24 October

Producing a pizza produces 1.5kg emissions 

 

63,000 tonnes per year of total UK tyre wear particles­

Up to one third of particles released in the UK waters come from tyre wear.  

www.emissionsanalytics.com

1500 gallons of water are needed to grow 1.5 pounds of cotton that is required to produce a pair of jeans

www.sciencedirect.com 

 

 

17 October

In the UK we waste  6.5 million tonnes food each year
 
A bunch of flowers from Holland uses 30kg carbon on average, not counting the sellophane wrapping in the supermarket or ribbons etc
In the UK 2 tons of clothing are bought every minute.
 

 

10 October

1. Eating steak is equivalent to driving a car, powered by petrol or diesel 40 miles

2. In the UK, fresh water insects (like midges and mayflies) are increasing by 1% per year (because of cleaner rivers and lakes)

3. 300 toothpaste tubes are sent to landfill in the UK every year

4. Manufacturing a small car (eg Citroen C1) has a carbon footprint of 6, 2, 1 tonnes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/green-living-blog/2010/sep/23/carbon-footprint-new-car

 

3 October

1. The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions

2. A glass of milk is MORE environmentally damaging than a glass of wine.

3. The average person in the UK uses 150 litres of water per day

4. and 5

Sending an email uses 4 grams carbon and sending an attachment or photo uses 50 grams carbon   4g CO2 is used for a regular email and 50g for one with a photo or attachment. It should also be easy to cut this down. By simply stopping unnecessary niceties such as “thank you” emails we could collectively save a lot of carbon emissions. If every adult in the UK sent one less “thank you” email, it could save 16,433 tonnes of carbon a year – the equivalent to taking 3,334 diesel cars off the road.

http://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200305/why-your-internet-habits-are-not-as-clean-as-you-think

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