The Pacific Rim in Numbers
Below are some interesting facts about the cultures, communities, and people that make up the diverse nations of the Pacific Rim. Want to know more? Information related to these facts can be found throughout the articles featured in this issue.
Hanoi has been Vietnam’s capital for 1000 years.
Over 90% of the world’s palm oil supply can be found in food and consumer products such as cosmetics and detergents.
80 billion disposable chopsticks are used in China each year.
There are 7000 beekeepers in Canada.
136 million acres of rainforest have been cleared for animal agriculture.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has determined that more than 20,000 species are at rick of becoming extinct.
Over 3400 litres of water are used to produce one pair of blue jeans.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is over 2000 years old.
The average Australian drinks 9.2 cups of coffee per week.
It would take about 94,000 steps to hike British Columbia’s West Coast Trail.
The first tiny home to be built on a trailer was 110 square feet.
150 food trucks are expected to operate in Vancouver by 2016.