Having a lavish lifestyle is a good thing. You live in a big fancy house, have state of the art electronic toys to play with, and even eat whatever you like. But what happens when we’re done with the stuff we’ve trashed and produced by the millions? Here are a few things about trash that will surely leave you stunned.
An infant goes through approximately 6000 diapers before h/she is potty trained.
Our yearly plastic accumulation is enough to shrink-wrap the state of Texas.
Aluminum can take 80-100 years to decompose in a landfill.
Four cups of engine oil can pollute 250,000 gallons of drinking water.
It takes eighty percent of the world’s oil production to produce plastic globally
Every year approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide.
Glass takes over a million years to decompose in a landfill
The North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California is the largest ocean garbage site in the world
Virtually every piece of plastic ever made still exists in some shape or form
Exposure to chemicals found in trash, especially plastic can lead to increased allergies and even cancer
But these whopping numbers could be reduced, if not completely eliminated, only if we pledge to dispose of our trash in a responsible manner. And what better way to do this than with the India Hoga Clean initiative which will go a long way in keeping our surroundings clean and healthy.
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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2018 16:50:53 IST