Most of us don’t think twice when we throw out our waste. But what actually happens to it once it has hit the bottom of the bin and gets taken away. This infographic shows you what bits of trash actually get recycled, compared to how much could be recycled. Plus how long that process is and basically, how long that can of Coke is going to be lying around for.
How are sports leagues helping save the planet? They are making their own campaign in order to educate the people, especially the youth, about the importance of the environment. They have started to cut off the use of fuels, started to conserve water, and help increase recycling rates by using products with higher recycled content.
When Flint’s administrators switched to a local water source in 2014, it was soon followed by complaints from residents who cited health concerns about this water and, a few months later, high levels of lead were discovered in children living in the city. The whole affair was a sorry tale of buck-passing from figures in political authority and a flagrant disregard for the city’s residents.
In this infographic by Fuel Fighter, learn about the deepest on the planet – Z-44 Chayvo Well, and see comparisons that will demonstrate just how amazing this feat is. The infographic also explores the depth of this well in comparison to the earth’s core. And finally, it outlines just how much it costs to pull off the deepest ever oil extraction.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The Farmers’ Almanac have been predicting the weather since the time of George Washington. The almanac’s forecast weather as far as 18 months ahead. How accurate are these predictions? That depends who you ask. Meteorologists are skeptical of the almanacs’ weather forecasting methods, while others swear by them.
Flint, Michigan, has been struggling to resolve its water issues for more than two years. The roots of the crisis go back as far as 2011, when the city of Flint was forced to find a cheaper water source as a result of a $25 million deficit in its budget. The Flint River was identified as a possible source for drinking water, but the decision to use the river’s water proved disastrous, and the fallout has been plaguing residents since 2014.
20 million new trees would provide us with 260 million tons of oxygen and remove 10 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. Did you know that an average sized tree produces enough oxygen to keep a family of 4 breathing for 1 year? Furthermore, trees in the landscape can help us relax, reduce stress and lower heart rates. There is a lot more info about trees and the the environment in the following visual asset.
Americans throw away enough garbage every day to fill 63,000 garbage trucks, which if lined up end to end for an entire year would stretch half way to the moon. In a lifetime, the average American will personally throw away 600 times his or her body weight, which for an average adult would leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash at the end of their lifetime.
The Universe is a place of extremes. What would happen if you were exposed to space without any protection? How does an astronaut keep cool and warm? What about the ship they travel in and the station they live in? How do things not freeze or combust?
This infographic from Elder Demolition Oregon Demolition Pros explores how demolition companies recycle scrap metal, how recycled scrap metal is used, and the impact on the environment. In the United States, over 150 million tons of scrap materials are recycled which includes 85 million tons of iron and steel, 5.5 million tons of aluminum, 2 million tons of stainless steel, 1.8 million tons of copper, 1.2 million tons of lead and 420,000 tons of zinc.