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World population

Right now

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Number of consumers

Globally, right now

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Number of planet Earths we need

to provide resources and absorb our waste

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US$ spent on Fair Trade products

Globally, this year

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Tons of resources extracted from Earth

Globally, this year

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Tons of waste dumped

Globally, this year

OCEANS

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Tons of seafood produced

Globally, this year

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Time left to the end of seafood

Right now

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Percent coral reefs left

Globally, right now

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Tons of discarded fish

Globally, this year

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Tons of plastic waste dumped in oceans

Globally, this year

FRESHWATER

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Tons of freshwater used

Today

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Tons of traded 'virtual' water

Globally, this year

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Liters of water you have used

Today

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People without sewage systems

Globally, right now

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Deaths from dirty water and related diseases

Globally, this year

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Number of people in need of water

Globally, right now

AIR

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Years of healthy life lost from air pollution

Globally, this year

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Deaths from air pollution in cities

Worldwide, this year

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Time left to recovery of the ozone hole

Around the planet

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Percent of time spent indoors

In the Western world

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Liters of air that you have inhaled

So far, today

WASTE

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Tons of waste from households

Globally, this year

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Tons of electronic waste thrown out

Worldwide, this year

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US$ income for e-waste worker

So far, this year

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Number of plastic bags produced

Worldwide, this year

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Square kilometers of plastic soup

In world's oceans

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Tons of hazardous waste thrown out

Globally, this year

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Tons of waste dumped in oceans

Globally, this year

MINING

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Tons of resources mined from Earth

Globally, this year

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Tons of gold mined

Globally, this year

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Tons of waste produced from gold mining

Globally, this year

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Tons of coal mined

Globally, this year

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Time left till end of pollution

From 'Iron Mountain' mine

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Tons of steel recycled

In the world, this year

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Tons of steel produced

Worldwide, this year

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Tons of wastewater from steel mining

Globally, this year

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Energy use from mining

Terajoules, worldwide this year

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People killed from mining

In the world, this year

FORESTS & DESERTS

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Hectares of forests cut down or burned

Globally, this year

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Percent of wild forests left

Globally, right now

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Certified forest-friendly products' share

Of globals sales

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Hectares of replanted forests

Globally, this year

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Hectares desert growth

Globally, this year

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Cubic meters of wood produced

Globally, this year

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Number of species gone extinct

So far this year

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People

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You & your stuff

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