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Facts About Recycling

FACTSABOUT RECYCLING These facts about recycling in the UK may shock you. REDUCE RECYCLE Reduce the amount of household waste that Recycling is vital. It helps to conserve you produce by recycling where possible. energy resources and save the environment. REUSE Reuse items such as tubs and plastic bags. Don't just throw them in the bin. 60% of your household waste could be recycled. 50% of the waste you put in the dustbin could be turned into compost. of Brits said they would recycle if it were made easier. 275,000 Up to We use around 275,000 tonnes of plastic each year. 16% of the price of a product accounts for packaging which will only be disposed of later. 0000000 It would only take around 8 months to fill up Britain's largest lake with the rubbish we produce. Recycling a tin can saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours. Recycling a plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a light bulb for 3 hours. Recycling paper uses 4 70% less energy than making it from raw materials. MAINLAND AGGREGATES LTD Source:

Facts About Recycling

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A collection of shocking facts and statistics about recycling in the UK.


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