Friday, July 27, 2007

Did you know?


*When you buy one liter of water at the store, you're actually buying about six liters of water, Simran says. That's because when manufacturers make plastic bottles, it takes FIVE LITERS of water to cool the plastic.

*Receipts from 8 billion ATM transactions every year are one of the biggest sources of litter on the planet. "If everyone left their receipts in the machine, it would save a roll of paper more than 2 billion feet long—enough to circle the equator more than 15 times," she says.

*If every family replaced one bulb with a CFL, it would be like reducing carbon emissions from 800,000 cars.

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