1. Plastic materials thrown into the ocean kill nearly 1,000,000 sea creatures every year.
2. If you throw away a glass bottle, it will decompose 4,000 years later.
3. There is 1,457 pieces of litter at one mile of an American highway.
4. 30% of the cold air escapes from your fridge when you open it.
5. American people really like plastic bottles. They use 2,500,000 of them every hour.
6. You can save 2,000 gallons of hot water every year by using dishwasher.
7. Packing materials creates big part of a landfill.
8. We consume 80 trillion aluminium cans every year.
9. Only one percent of water on the Earth is drinkable.
10. 100 acres of rainforests are destroyed every minute.

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1. Plastic garbage is toxic for sea creatures. As many as 1,000,000 of them dies every year because of this.
2. If you throw away a glass bottle, it will decompose 4,000 years later.
3. 1,457 – Number of litter lying at one mile of an average American highway.
4. Do you like staring into your fridge? Every time you open it 30% of the cold air escapes.
5. American people are really fond of plastic bottles. They use 2,500,000 of them every hour.
6. Using a dishwasher saves on average 2,000 gallons of hot water every year. In addition, it is much more comfortable, isn’t it?
7. One third of an average landfill consists of packing materials.
8. Over 80 trillion of aluminium cans is consumed every year.
9. 97% of the world’s water is salty, 2% is frozen… so what are we going to drink?
10. While you were reading this article, 100 acres of rainforests were cut down.

Definitions

garbage – waste food, paper, etc. that you throw away
decompose – to be destroyed gradually by natural chemical processes
stare – to look at somebody/something for a long time
landfill – an area of land where large amounts of waste material are buried under the earth

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1 COMMENT

  1. Hi Ondra,
    I have a question: where to use “that” and where to use “which”. For example: I went to school that/which was in the middle of nowhere.
    Thank you!

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