Earth Week stats & tips
500B plastic bag sare used globally, annually – only 5% are recycled. Bring your own bag!
By 2050, plastic in landfills will exceed 35,000 times the weight of the Empire State Building – Use reusable.
Landfills will hold 12 Billion metric tons of plastic waste by 2050 – Use reusable.
For every $1 the U.S. spent on clean energy in 2017, China spent $3 – Shut down energy when not used.
Increasing global recycling rates by 7% would safeguard 83 million acres of forest – Separate materials in their appropriate bins.
Water scarcity affects 40% of the world’s population – Every drop counts.
Illustrations done by Jiayu Chang