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top green facts


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The top 10 'Green House' facts on recycling and the environment:

  1. Each year in Britain, we throw away 28 million tonnes of rubbish from our homes. This weighs the same as three and a half million double decker buses. A queue of buses that long would go around the world one and a half times. (Source: The Green parent website).

  2. You can make 20 cans out of recycled material with the same amount of energy it takes to make one new one. (Source: The Green parent website).

  3. The UK produces 420 million tonnes of solid waste every year. That's the weight of 5 cars for each person every year. We only recycle 11% of it. (Source: The Green parent website).

  4. Incinerating 10,000 tonnes of waste creates 1 job, landfill the same amount of waste creates 6 jobs, but recycling the same 10,000 tonnes creates 36 jobs. (Source: The Green parent website).

  5. In just over a week, we produce enough rubbish to fill Wembley stadium. Over half of that waste can be recycled. (Source: DETR). recycling newspaper

  6. Every tonne of paper recycled saves 17 trees. (Source: The Green parent website).

  7. Every year in the UK we use 13 billion steel cans which if you placed them end to end, would stretch to the moon - three times! (Source: Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau).

  8. The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle means you could power a 60 Watt incandescent light bulb for 4 hours, or an equivalent energy efficient light bulb for around 20 hours. (Stats Source: www.wrap.org.uk).

  9. Recycling one plastic bottle can save the same amount of energy needed to power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours. (Source: Recoup). recycling glass

  10. We use over six billion glass bottles and jars each year. It would take you over three and a half thousand years to sing "Six Billion Green Bottles"!

To access recycle-more's fascinating fact posters, click on the headings below!

fact poster on cans    fact poster on paper     fact poster on glass
fact poster on steel    fact poster on waste

If you print the posters don't forget to recycle the paper afterwards!

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