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At eco-eco we wanted to share our top eco facts. We are a pretty democratic bunch, so we held an eco-eco vote and here are our top 3 facts by group. We hope that you enjoy reading these, we also hope that you find them interesting and that they make you think that little bit harder about all things eco……



• Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled

• Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours

• 9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier



• About one-third of an average landfill is made up of packaging material

• On average, 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which usually ends up as rubbish
• All types of plastic are recyclable!



• More than 1/3 of all energy is used by people at home
• In 1 year there would be enough waste to fill dustbins stretching from the Earth to the Moon
• The average family uses 6 trees worth of paper each year



• The amount of water on Earth is constant, and continually recycled over time: some of the water you drink will have passed through a dinosaur
• A modern glass bottle takes 4000 years or more to decompose
• Plastic bags and other plastic rubbish thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year



• Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled
• Tune your car properly and reduce fuel usage by 5%
• Road transport pumps out more than a fifth of UK emissions of carbon dioxide, the main gas causing climate change


just for fun

• The human eye can distinguish more shades of green than any other colour
• Bubble wrap was originally invented to be used as textured wallpaper
• Aluminum can be recycled continuously, as in forever

* All of these eco facts listed have been sourced where an original formal source is available, other facts that are unsourced have been collected from the public domain, have been verified and are correct to the best of our knowledge…