1) The world generates just over 2 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually (rising to nearly 3.5 billion tonnes by 2050). Of this, roughly 13.5% is recycled and about 5.5% is composted.
2) China is the worldโs largest producer of carbon dioxide. The United States is number 2.
3) Acidification of the ocean is the worst type of pollution. Oceans are becoming more acidic due to greenhouse emissions from fossil fuels. Ocean acidification reduces the amount of carbonate, a key building block in seawater, making it more difficult for marine organisms, such as coral and some plankton (both crucial to global oxygen production), to form their shells and skeletons.
Don’t Let Rainwater Go To Waste.
Collecting rainwater in a water butt makes good use of water that would otherwise just run down drainpipes into soak-aways and run-offs. It will also save mains water, which is in short supply these days.