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Five Friday Facts: Brazil

Posted on the 09 February 2013 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

This week we bring you some green facts related to Brazil, host of the World Cup next year and the Olympics in 2016.

  • Brazil has 12% of the world’s amount of surface freshwater.

  • 70% of the country is still covered with original vegetation and 30% of the world’s remaining tropical forests are located there.

  • Around 90% of the electricity generation and 45% of the total Brazilian energy needs are met by renewable energy sources (almost all hydropower).

  • 95% of brand-new cars sold are flex fuel (gasoline + ethanol).

  • Over 97% of aluminum cans are recycled.

Source: Brazilian Government

 


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