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Interestingfactsonrecyclingbyjal

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Interestingfactsonrecyclingbyjal

  1. 1. JANE LEE – RECYCLING PROJECT 2011
  2. 2.  Why recycle?  Recycling helps to save the world's resources. There is a limit to the amount of oil from which we can make plastic, and aluminium ore to make drinks cans.  Resources that run out eventually are called 'finite resources'. Recycling materials saves finite resources for the future and also reduces the amount of rubbish which ends up in rubbish tips (also called landfill sites).  If no one recycled, we would eventually run out of finite resources and space to bury rubbish.
  3. 3.  “Every UK household produces on average over three tonnes of rubbish every year” (is this statement true or false – please click on your answer below):  TRUE  FALSE
  4. 4.  Sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  5. 5.  That’s right!  Every UK household produces on average one tonne of rubbish every year.
  6. 6.  What can be recycled?  Nearly all the rubbish disposed of in dustbins can be recycled although some materials are easier to recycle than others (for example some types of plastic and shredded paper can be difficult to recycle).
  7. 7.  Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a colour TV for how many minutes (please select your answer from those given below):  10 minutes  15 minutes  20 minutes
  8. 8.  10 minutes? Sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  9. 9.  20 minutes? Sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  10. 10.  Well done!  Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a colour TV for 15 minutes
  11. 11.  It is estimated that there are how many million redundant mobile phones in the UK: (please select your answer from those given below):  20 million  50 million  90 million
  12. 12.  20 million? No, sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  13. 13.  50 million? No, sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  14. 14.  That’s right  It is estimated that there are 90 million redundant mobile phones in the UK
  15. 15.  Plastic Recycling  Did you know there are over 50 different types of plastics and a wide variety are used everyday? These materials are also usually very light which means that it is not always economically feasible for your local council to offer facilities for plastic recycling.  The cost of pick-up, storage and delivery far outweighs what local authorities can earn by taking plastics to be recycled - the only exception is drinks bottles, which are heavier than, say, yoghurt pots, and so are worth more.  In a survey by Recoup, the UK's household plastics recycling organisation, 75% of councils without a collection scheme blame the cost. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3116318.stm accessed 6/1/11
  16. 16.  “The energy saved by recycling one plastic bottle will power a 60W light bulb for six hours” (is this statement true or false – please click on your answer below)  TRUE  FALSE
  17. 17.  Sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  18. 18.  You are a bright spark!  TRUE - the energy saved by recycling one plastic bottle will power a 60w light bulb for six hours
  19. 19.  Once an aluminium can is recycled it can be part of a new can within how many weeks on average:  (please select your answer from those given below):  Six weeks  Eight weeks  Ten weeks
  20. 20.  Eight weeks? No, sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  21. 21.  Ten weeks? No, sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  22. 22.  You know your recycling!  Once an aluminium can is recycled it can be part of a new can within six weeks
  23. 23.  Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of how many acres per minute (please select your answer from those given below):  50 acres  100 acres  150 acres
  24. 24.  50 acres? No, sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  25. 25.  150 acres, No, sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  26. 26.  Correct  Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute.....
  27. 27.  Can shredded paper be recycled?  Shredded paper can be recycled, however not all local authorities will collect it. This is because shredded paper can affect the quality of recycled paper and make it weaker, also shredded paper can be difficult to handle causing maintenance problems at paper mills along with the risk of fires.
  28. 28. “Each tonne of recycled paper can save on average 17 trees” (is this statement true or false – please click on your answer below)  TRUE  FALSE
  29. 29.  Sorry you were wrong  Click the arrow to continue
  30. 30. Well done! TRUE - each tonne of recycled paper saves on average 17 trees
  31. 31.  Handy website for recycling any household items  www.freecycle.org  This website is like e-bay but everything is free and was introduced to encourage people to reuse household items
  32. 32.  Links for some of the local council recycling centres (sorry if your local council is missing from the list):  Gwynedd Council:  http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/gwy_doc.asp?doc=22464& Language=1  Conwy Council:  http://www.conwy.gov.uk/section.asp?cat=7821&Langua ge=1  Anglesey Council:  http://www.anglesey.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=1260
  33. 33.  REFERENCES:  All of these facts and tips have been taken from the following websites:  http://www.recycle-more.co.uk/ accessed 22/12/10 & 5/1/11  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3116318.stm accessed 6/1/11
  34. 34.  Hope you have enjoyed taking part – happy recycling..

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