Did You Know...?

Recycling has a history that dates back to 400 BC!

Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used again and again!

Glass that is thrown away and ends up in landfills will never decompose!

Recycling one glass bottle or jar saves enough energy to power your computer for 20 minutes or power a 100 W lamp for 4 hours!

Glass bottles and jars are typically recycled back into glass bottles, but can also be used to make fiberglass insulation, glass beads for reflective paint for road signs, and as construction material!

Every tonne of glass recycled saves 1.2 tonnes of raw material!

Both metal and glass can be recycled again and again without loss of quality!

Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to power your TV for 3 hours!

Making one can from raw materials uses the same amount of energy that it takes to recycle 20 cans!

Recycling aluminium cans saves 95% of energy used to make a can from raw material!

It takes approximately 10 weeks for a can to be recycled, filled with drink and be back in the shops!

Every steel can is already at least 25% recycled steel!

Recycling steel saves energy, raw materials, water and produces much less carbon dioxide!

It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper!

One tonne of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 300 m3 of water, and enough electricity energy to power an average home for 5 months!

70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials and causes 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution!

Milk Cartons needs 5 years to decompose!

Recycling one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60W light bulb for 6 hours!

Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose!

It takes 25 2 litre plastic bottles to make one large adult fleece jacket!

Fruits and vegetables, plus roots and tubers have the highest wastage rates of any food.

Roughly one third of the food produced annually in the world for human consumption is wasted. This is approximately 1.3 million tonnes!

Acid fruits and dairy products delay the process of home composting!

Used paper tissues and toilet paper are not recycled!

The compost produced is free from bacteria!