"Less than a tenth of the 9 billion tonnes of plastic ever produced has been recycled, most ending in landfills or amassing in the environment."
"National parks visitor numbers have increased 26% over the last decade. In one month, the 10 most visited parks suffered more than 11,000 vandalism incidents."
“More than 3,000 hydropower dams are either proposed or in the process of being built in the Balkans—on the last wild rivers in Europe.”
"As much as 66m gallons of untreated waste water from all over Brooklyn flushes into the [Hudson] river every 24 hours. Same volume as the Empire State Building.”
"95% of plastic packaging material is lost to the economy after a short single-use cycle, at a cost of $80-120 billion."
"An adult oyster can filter as much as 50 gallons of water a day."
"Nearly one fifth of all Americans and 40% of Californians live close to high-traffic roads."
"Evian this year pledged to make all its plastic bottles entirely from recycled plastic by 2025, up from 30% today and among the boldest goals in the industry."
"Plastic bags and Styrofoam containers can take up to 1,000 years to decompose."
"80% of Americans can no longer see the Milky Way."
"Farmers discard as much as 30% of produce simply because it’s considered not “pretty enough” for retail sale."
"By simply replacing beef with chicken in your diet, you can reduce your carbon emissions by nearly 80%."
"Of all the mammals on Earth, 96% are livestock and humans, only 4% are wild mammals."