A typical American family can produce 45
kilos of litter per week.
The ammount of iron and steel we are throwing away could cover the needs of the American automobile industry.
You can save thousands of litres water if you sweep the sidewalks and the yard of your house with a broom instead of washing them with water.
You can save at least 60 litres of water if you use a special mechanism to regulate the water when you are washing your car.
The 3/4 of the water used in our households are flashed down the toilet.
The total cost of hot water for cleaning needs is 200 milion Dollars in the USA.
75% of the total glass production in the USA is used for packaging purposes.
The energy used in every house in the USA corresponds to 4000 litres per year.
70% of the metals are used only one time in the USA.... and afterwards are thrown away.
The energy used in every household in the USA for heating, cooling and electric apliances is more than 1000 Dolars per year.
The production of meet, drairy and eggs corresponds to 1/3 of the raw materials used in the USA.
The yearly production of plastic in America is that much that 5 kilos of plastics to correspond in everyone in oyr planet.
If we continue to produce litter in the same ammount, sooner or later we will need 500 new trash heap places a year.
Packaging mania: Almost half of the paper used in the USA goes exclusively for packaging purposes.
A pine nut filled with peanutbutter is a very good way of feeding birds in the winter.
The people living in Los Angeles are traveling every day to a distance of 230,000 km - this is the distance of Earth from Mars.
When you are buing new electric appliances it is better to choose the ones that are using less power.
The best way to clean the swage systems: pour a handful of soda powder and half a glass of vinegar. Cover for one minute. Then throw plenty of warm water.
In Christmas we have almost 40% of the yearly sales in batteries.
In 1987 more than 20 bil. kilos of plastics were produced in America.
Be more suspicious with the coffee you drink: the pesticides that are not allowed in the USA are exported to the countries that produce coffee and then we import this coffee.
The checkens are fed with food having artificial colour in order to make the yellow of the egg more colourful.
1/3 of the paper producing industries in the USA use exclusively recycled paper.
Take care any leakage in your car refrigerator. The toxic substances used in the defrost liquid are sweet and the birds like them.
Do you know how much do the litter you "produce" weight?
Almost 600 times more than your actual weight.
In the USA the aluminium that is thrown away is that much, that it could be used again for building airplanes.
Amazing: You need 300 litres of water in order to make a pile of butter.
You can clean the plastic bags and use them again.
You can find in the super markets detergent without chlorium.
Americans are buing (and throw away) 500 milion of ligthers per year.
You need 2 litres of water to boil pasta... and another one for cleaning the sausepan.
If you put one part of oil in one milion parts of water you change the smell and the tast of this water.
Lowering the thermostat by one degree, you are saving 5% from your heating bill.
8% of the heating can get away from the room if the fly of the fireplace is open.
A "longer life" lamb is less economical in energy than a common one.
Beware of the fire detectors. Some of them contain radio active substances.
Machine oil: a very good way to make doors, windows etc less noisy.
Clean the lambs more often, the dust absorbs the light and costs more in energy.
200 milions tonns of pesticides are used every year only in California.
Contrary to what it is believed, the small electric appliances are not using much electricity.
3 million cars are abandoned every year in the USA.
6,3 mil. tonns of garbage are thrown away in the sea every year.
USA is importing raw aluminium from Guinea, Australia and Brazil.
A leaky tap can waste more than 150 litres of water in one day.
99,9% of the sweet water on earth are in icebergs.
A recycled aluminium can is melted and within 6 weeks returns to the saling place.
More than a bilion trees are cut every year for the manufacture of baby napkins.
75% of the solid garbages in automn consists of dry leaves.
1/3 of the garbages in the USA are packagings that are immediately thrown away.
Plywood emits formaleyde, which is one of the main home pollutants.
When you change your car's battery remember: your old one can give you some money.
The detergent used in the dishes washing machine is usually a common detergent that contains colouring substances and artificial aromas.
The best way to get rid of the mice, if your house is full of them, is to use a mousetrap.
Packaging mania: in the USA almost 8% of steel is used for packaging material.
Only 3% of the earth's water is drinkable.
A leaky toilet is wasting in a period of six months 150,000 litres of water.
Recycled paper is used for napkins and for sanitary paper.
People who eat figs like aranges very much.
Americans are using 1,5 trilion litres of water every day.
Every american is "producing" more than 500 kilos of solid garbage every year.
Only 26 recycled plastic bottles are needed to make a polystyrene costume.
450,000 plastic bottles are thrown every day into the see by boats or vessels.
Packaging mania: In the USA almost 40% of the aluminium is used for packaging.
Do not forget: the aluminium foil can be recycled.
When a well gets useless, we can feel the value of water.
Never leave the refrigerator's door open, the refrigeration is lost within seconds.
Carton boxes is the main source or recycled paper.
The green grass around a tree retards the evaporation of mist.
Plastic garbages kill one milion of sea birds a year.
If you want to see if the toilet is leaking, throw some soil into the flasher.
Amazing: You need more than 8000 litres of water to make a steak.
To make half kilo of meat you neen 100 times more water than half kilo of wheat.
At MacDonalds the beef used in hamburgers and served in a week corresponds to 16,000 animals.
Every person in the USA is using more than 5 milions litres of water per year.
Every year in the USA 7 bilion tonns of siol is destroyd.
Amazing: you need 1,300 litres of water to cook a portion of chicken.
Wildflowers and aromatic plants insure food to useful insects.