Environment Trivia

Hannah Valente, Staff Writer

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(Answers located below)

  1. What percent of plastic waste is NOT recycled?
    1. 50%
    2. 91%
    3. 24%
    4. 43%
  2. How many plastic straws are used the US in 1 day?
    1. 1 billion
    2. 124 million
    3. 16 million
    4. 500 million
  3. Roughly how many plastic bags are used by Americans each year?
    1. 170 million
    2. 17 billion
    3. 16 million
    4. 100 billion
  4. How many plastic bottles are bought each minute around the world?
    1. 1 million
    2. 6 million
    3. 1 billion
    4. 13 million
  5. How many metric tons of waste wind up in the ocean each year?
    1. 500,000
    2. 1 million
    3. 8 million
    4. 750,000
  6. How many seabirds and animals does plastic kill every year?
    1. 2.5 million
    2. 1.1 million
    3. 500 million
    4. 60 million
  7. What is the average time a plastic bag is used for?
    1. 12 minutes
    2. 17 minutes
    3. 30 minutes
    4. 43 minutes
  8. How many aluminum soda cans do Americans use in 1 year?
    1. 2.4 billion
    2. 400 million
    3. 8.4 million
    4. 6.5 billion
  9. Since the year 2000 what percent of plastic has been produced since its invention in the 1950s?
    1. 84%
    2. 32%
    3. 50%
    4. 64%
  10. What has been the hottest year on record?
    1. 2012
    2. 2003
    3. 2008
    4. 2016 

According to earthday.org, globalcitizen.org, rubiconglobal.com and nationalgeographic.com

Answers

  1. What percent of plastic waste is NOT recycled?

91%

  1. How many plastic straws are used the US in 1 day?

500 million

  1. Roughly how many plastic bags are used by Americans each year?

100 billion

  1. How many plastic bottles are bought each minute around the world?

1 million

  1. How many metric tons of waste wind up in the ocean each year?

8 million

  1. How many seabirds and animals does plastic kill every year?

1.1 million

  1. What is the average time a plastic bag is used for?

12 minutes

  1. How many aluminum soda cans do Americans use in 1 year?

6.5 billion

  1. Since the year 2000 what percent of plastic has been produced since its invention in the 1950s?

50%

  1. What has been the hottest year on record?

2016