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Week of 6.20.08
American Excess & Waste
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Quiz: American Excess & Waste
If the rest of the world consumed at the rate Americans do, how many planets worth of resources would be needed to cover this consumption?
How many gallons of water does an American use over a lifetime?
1.8 million gallons
Less than 4 percent of the world's children are American. What percent of the world's toys do American children consume?
How many plastic bottles does the U.S. throw away every second?
How much garbage does the average American produce everyday?
In America, how many pounds of food a year go to waste?
1.5 billion pounds
42 billion pounds
96 billion pounds
If just 5 percent of the food Americans waste was used, how many people could be fed daily?
With 5 percent of the world's population, America uses what percentage of the world's energy?
America is responsible for what percentage of the world's automotive carbon dioxide emissions?
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