- In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments—
- like grocery bags, straws and soda bottles—are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day.
- Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
- 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.
- Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
- We currently recover only five percent of the plastics we produce
According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the temperature in the U.S.
has increased by 2 degrees in the last 50 years and precipitation increased by 5%.
there are the little-known health risks of butane. Butane lighters are more environmentally
friendly in that they are refillable and seldom see a landfill but here’s the thing; butane can kill you
(Source: US National Library of Medicine). Not only that, butane also added to the greenhouse
gas problem that’s the driving force behind global warming.