Earth Day Facts – 80 Fun Facts About Earth Day

Earth Day Facts for Kids

If every newspaper is recycled, it could save about 250,000,000 trees each year but only 27% of Americans recycle newspaper.

Only 11% of the Earth’s surface is used to grow food.

4 million pounds of plastic is dumped into the oceans every year.

Approximately 18 million acres of forest is lost each year.

Making cans from recycled aluminum uses 95% less energy than making it from scratch.

An average individual throws away 4 pounds of garbage and uses about 12,000 gallons of water every year.

An average car burns 2 gallons of fuel each day producing 20 pounds of carbon dioxide.

Plastic and aluminum cans takes 500 years to break down where as organic materials such as cotton, rags and paper takes only 6 months.

Recycled paper uses 64% less energy than making paper from wood pulp.

1 billion trees worth of paper is thrown away every year in the U.S.