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Five Friday Facts: Brazil

Posted on the 09 February 2013 by 2ndgreenrevolution

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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