This infographic by AlansFactoryOutlet.com takes a hard look at how long several types of plastics take to fully break down once they are dumped into the world’s oceans. Plastics do not “biodegrade.” Instead, they degrade from sunlight exposure. However, when dumped into the ocean, they are not exposed to sunlight.
Renewable energy in the United Kingdom has had an explosive growth over the past decade. Recent reports show that 30% of their total electricity generation can be attributed to renewable sources. Scotland comes out of 2016 as the best region with close to 50% of their electricity generation coming from renewable sources. In the following infographic, learn more about renewable energy in the UK.
This infographic by Safe Passage Urns lays out many of the environmentally harmful factors associated with burial funerals that the average person does not see. The consequences for our planet that stem from the funeral industry are not immediately apparent, however, the more people that are aware of these factors, the more that can be done to reduce them.
What are the dirtiest cities in America? This infographic by bbcleaningservice.com combines data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Housing Survey, and the U.S. Census Bureau to create a metric used to determine which metropolitan areas are the dirtiest.
The following infographic depicts the current state of oil in the world. We’re using a lot of it for many different things, and we can’t keep it up for much longer. This trend has moved many experts to say that we are in the midst of an oil crisis, one that we may not be able to recover from. Here are some of the ways the United States contributes to this downward spiral.
Chances are you aren’t recycling everything that you could, and you may even be putting things you shouldn’t into the recycling bin. Learn more about the rules for proper recycling within this infographic from La Fleur De Merde.
In this piece, Grey Haze takes a look at just how much damage smoking does on the environment and highlights some off the shocking statistics surrounding recklessly discarded cigarette butts too.
Did you know that healthcare facilities use 9% of all commercial energy consumption in the U.S. and the energy use intensity (Btu/sq. ft./year) of inpatient healthcare facilities is second only to fast food establishments? Check out the following infographic by the team at Computrols for more statistics regarding energy usage in healthcare facilities and the adoption rate of various energy-saving technologies and strategies.
Build healthy hydration habits, save money, and reduce waste with a simple change to the way you drink water. This infographic, compiled by the drinking water experts at HydrationAnywhere.com, provides ten simple reasons for switching to reusable water bottles and never bothering with a disposable drink container again and will help you to find the best water bottle for yourself.