High Pressure Mercury Lamps

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“If 50% of Europe’s street lights were switched from High Pressure Mercury lamps to more efficient High Pressure Sodium lamps and Compact Metal Halide lamps this could potentially save up to 4.5 million tones (Mtons) of unnecessary CO2 emissions each year. This is equivalent to the CO2 consumption of over 200 million trees per year over 20% of the surface area of Belgium.”

Nuclear Pollution

“Chelyabinsk is an industrial regional capital of 1.2 million people. Back in the 1940s, 70 kilometres to the north-west, a secret nuclear weapons plant was established which would, over a period of 36 years, contaminate an area roughly the size of Belgium.”

Europe’s Degraded Soil

“Total area degraded 2,189,000 km2 Whole of Europe, including European regions of the former USSR. Equivalent to total area of former EU12.
Extremely degraded 31,000 km2 Completely lost to agriculture. Equivalent to area of Belgium.”


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