7.3 Pounds of plastic… Mostly pvc is in artificial trees
20 Is the number of years … We must reuse artificial trees before it lowers the carbon footprint, equal to a real tree
4000 Recycle centers nationwide … please find out where you can dispose of your Xmas tree this year for compost, woodchips for gardens and or hiking trails.
600,00 Homes …Could be powered by energy used from Xmas tree lights every year, go to holidayleds.com and find out how to recycle your incandescent lights.
A 20% reduction in meat consumption… Would have the same impact as switching from a standard sedan to an ultra-efficient fuel car.
5000 gallons of water … Is the amount it would take to produce 1lb of wheat.
20% of the worlds’ population… Could be fed with the grain and soybeans used to feed US cattle.
4.5% … Is the number of greenhouse gases produced worldwide by animal farming than by transportation.
1500 miles … Is the average amount it takes to get food on our tables, the road trip takes tons of energy, the gas used to commute pollutes, buy, use and support your local farmer’s markets and community gardens
660 gallons… Is about how much water it takes to grow cotton for one T-shirt.if the shirt is coloured,a lrg amt of dye rinses off into factory wastewater,ends up in rivers and some dyes have carcinogens.
just more good info from LYBL and Eatingwell.com