recyclingSome EU countries recycle over 50% of their waste. There is still a great deal of waste which could be recycled that ends up in landfill sites which is harmful to the environment.

Remember! Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserves the environment.

Did you know that:

1 – recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.

1 – recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.

1 – recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.

70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.

Other Interesting Facts

Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled.
An average 16% of the money that’s spent on a product pays for the packaging, which becomes rubbish.
Around 50% of waste in the average dustbin could be used as compost.
Almost 80% of a vehicle can be recycled.
9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier.
Recycling is an important factor in conserving natural resources and greatly contributes towards improving the environment.