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The Wastefulness of Humans

We recently wrote about the wastefulness that is forced on the marine industry. This got us thinking about the other ways we’re wasteful. So we crunched some numbers and created this infographic. Some of these statistics might shock you.

 

 

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Sources
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/10/28/241419373/how-much-water-actually-goes-into-making-a-bottle-of-water
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/10/28/241419373/how-much-water-actually-goes-into-making-a-bottle-of-water
http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/t4890e/t4890e03.htm
http://www.brake.org.uk/events/15-facts-a-resources/facts/794-motorwayspeeds
http://www.greenecoservices.com/how-much-water-does-it-take/
http://www2.oakland.edu/biology/lindemann/spermfacts.htm
http://www.potato.org.uk/sites/default/files/GB%20Potatoes%20Market%20Intelligence%202014-15.pdf
 http://www.fruitnet.com/fpj/article/159884/potatoes-are-one-of-most-wasted-foods
http://www.seashepherd.org/reef-defense/marine-debris.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2014/03/10/taxpayers-lost-105-million-on-pennies-and-nickels-last-year/*
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/fishing/
http://www.worstpolluted.org/files/FileUpload/files/Artisanal%20Gold%20Mining
http://francepet.com
 *There are 40.5 million potatoes produced each year in the UK. Based on figures from Potato.org that say 5.7mt of potatoes produced annually on average. This assumes an average weight of 6.5oz per potato and 5426 potatoes per tonne.

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