Friday, 2 November 2007

Did you know that?

Across Europe, enough mobile phone handsets are discarded each year to make a chain from London in England to Perth in Scotland?

The average person in the UK uses 150 litres of water a day. In the US it's 600 litres a day. In Sub-Saharan Africa, it's 10 litres a day? (WDM)

Buying local produce can reduce associated carbon emissions by almost 100 per cent? (National Farmers' Retail and Markets Association)

300 million gallons of raw or partially treated sewage are discharged around the UK coastline each day? (Surfers Against Sewage)

In some parts of the world, the bodies of whales and dolphins washed ashore are so highly contaminated they qualify as toxic waste? (Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society)

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