Tree hugger or tree hater
What goes around comes around
Did you know? An average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper each year. An average household wastes enough energy weekly to power a TV for 2 years. Used plastic dumped into the sea kills and destroys sea life at an estimated 1,000,000 sea creatures per year.
As if this was not enough… once festive season is over, discover the price of Christmas in environmental terms:
- Millions of Christmas trees are dumped into landfill sites.
- Billions of Christmas cards are burnt.
- About 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper are thrown.
- More than 125,000 tons of plastic packaging are ditched.
- Many will get the latest mobile phone but only 10 to 15 per cent are recycled.
- Within three months, 41 per cent of the toys children receive will be broken. Most will go to the tip.
- Turkey foil wrap will create 3,000 tons of waste.
- Up to 40 per cent of festive food is wasted.
If only you knew!
- It takes the same amount of energy to make one new can as it does to 20 recycled cans.
- It takes newspapers to be recycled to save about 250 million trees each year.
- Every ton of paper recycled saves 7 trees, 125 kg of sulphur, 60,000 gallons of water, 2.5 cubic meters of landfill space.
It is all about awareness!
Once, a wise man said: “Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to be dispersed because we’ve been ignorant of their value.”
At C-Lab, for Christmas 2015 we decided to harvest the dispersed resources and build the savviest Christmas tree ever.
Our secret recipe: the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
For this year, we’ve been good on Earth. We avoided the nature pays the high price for our wellbeing and convenience.
Join our tree hugger team and think before you bin!
Don’t forget! It takes to decompose
- Aluminium can: 80 years
- Glass bottle: 500 years
- Soda bottle: 700 years
We live in a time period of: smartphones, smart TVs, smart Alarms, etc. why not jumping into the smart-bin generation, recycle and be the heroes of the Earth’s future?