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Fantastic Facts

  • Each year in the UK households throw away over 29.1 million tonnes of waste, that’s the same weight as 4.85 million male African Elephants! (source:
  • In the UK we throw away 13 billion steel cans every year, stacked on top of each other, you could make three piles of cans that would reach to the moon! (source:
  • The energy saved by recycling one aluminium drink can is enough to run a television for three hours
  • The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle is enough a power a light bulb for four hours
  • Disposable nappies are thought to take around 500 years to decompose
  • Producing steel from recycled material saves 75% of the energy needed if steel were made from virgin material