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.  


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




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.