As a new year begins, it is important to know where we have come from and where we are in regards to sustainability. We have pulled together the most interesting sustainability and environmental facts through 2016 to prepare for the upcoming year.

 

Waste Facts

 

Water Facts

 

 

 

Energy Facts

  • Residential power use accounts for 6% of all electricity use
  • Residential energy use generates about 21% of the CO2 emissions in the United States, two times as much as an average car.
  • What many consumers do not know is about 50% of U.S. consumers do have access to alternative energy sources through their current power company, but few utilize them.
  • One recycled bottle saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for four hours and causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than does making a new bottle.

 

 

As you can see, we have some work to do to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle and world. Each small step individuals and businesses take can have a larger impact than you imagine. Business can get started today with help from companies like ours to help identify where to begin implementing sustainable practices and systems.