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Waste & Recycling Facts

2015-08-28 10:00:00 +0100 by Miriam Heale


Interesting Waste & Recycling Facts; 

  1. Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled.
  2. Recycling 1 ton of paper saves the equivalent of 7,000 gallons of water.
  3. The unreleased energy contained in the average dustbin each year could power a television for 5,000 hours.
  4. It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.
  5. 275,000 tonnes of plastic are used each year in the UK, that’s about 15 million bottles per day.
  6. The largest lake in the Britain could be filled with rubbish from the UK in 8 months.
  7. As much as 50% of waste in the average dustbin could be composted.
  8. Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled.
  9. 9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier.

At ALLEN & YORK we......

  1. Recycle 95% of our plasticbottles and containers, tins, cardboard and paper.
  2. Recycle our old PCs to the Green Disposal company
  3. Compost our kitchen waste into an on-site wormery.

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