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We never cease to be amazed at some of the numbers out there in our every day world. We so often take things for granted or are outright oblivious to the size of our world until things are brought into perspective when we hear about a number.

To that end, this website was created to shine a light on these numbers.

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400,000 Number of plastic milk jugs recycled every day in the US.
(Source:Polywood.com : Dated: Aug 2019)


300,000 Number of auto collisions each year due to cell phone use/distraction
(Source:National Traffic Safety Institute: Dated: Jul 2019)


2,600 Number of auto fatalities each year due to cell phones use or distractions.
(Source:National Traffic Safety Institute: Dated: Jul 2019)


5,000 Number of Japanese balloon bombs (aka Fu-Go bombs) were launched from Japan during WWII Pacific (~1942). ~300 reached US airspace from Alaska to Southern California. ~6 people killed.
(Source:National Geographic : Dated: Jun 2019)


801 Number of children killed in hot cars in the U.S. in the past 20 years
(Source:USA Today May 5th 2019: Dated: May 2019)


90 Gallons of water (on average) used daily per capita (person) in the US.
(Source:U.S. Geological Survey : Dated: May 2019)


2,000 Number of thumb drives thrown in the trash (intentionally or inadvertently) each year, worldwide.
(Source:me. I just guested.: Dated: May 2019)


460 Tons of drugs turned in during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2018 through more than 5,800 U.S. sites operated by DEA and local law enforcement.
(Source:Larimer County Sheriffs office, Colorado : Dated: Apr 2019)


91 Percentage of plastics are not recycled. Only ~9% is recycled in the US. The bulk of the 91% ends up in 2nd or 3rd world countries in illegal land fills or burned in open air fire pits.
(Source:National Geographic : Dated: Apr 2019)


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