Enviro facts & figures - why bother?


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Why is recycling and caring for our environment so important? Loads of useful facts and figures to help make the case, reinforcing just how much waste we produce and the difference being eco-friendly can make.
Did you know that every year the UK produces enough rubbish to fill Loch Lomond - our nation's largest lake!? What about the fact that if you chuck away glass, it will never decompose? Check out what makes recycling so economically and environmentally sensible.

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  • Recycling plates is possible if your local facility accepts brick and concrete…
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  • Enviro facts & figures - why bother?

    1. 1. Our Environment The Facts
    2. 2. Moray Waste • Landfill tax - £64 per tonne, rising by £8 each year… • Audit of one ‘waste’ skip @ Chanonry discovered 30% of material could have been recycled • Estimated £1300 wasted every week – enough to fund three extra home carers…
    3. 3. Recycling • Recycling aluminium is 20 times more efficient than making it from the raw material, bauxite (Alupro). • Over 9000kg of CO² equivalents are saved by recycling 1000kg of aluminium cans compared to sending them to landfill. • Source: zerowastescotland.gov.uk
    4. 4. British Glass • Every UK household uses on average 331 bottles and jars per year • Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power your computer for 25 minutes • Glass can be recycled again and again, without any loss in quality • Glass thrown away will NEVER decompose
    5. 5. Recycling
    6. 6. Paper • On average, the production of 100% recycled paper saves 1.32 tonnes of CO² equivalent • Takes just seven days for old magazines and newspapers to be recycled into new ones • WRAP website – Working Together for a World without Waste
    7. 7. Recycling Paper
    8. 8. Facts! • 1 recycled tin saves enough energy to power a television for 3 hours • 1 recycled glass bottle saves enough energy to power a PC for 25 minutes • 1 recycled plastic bottle saves enough energy for a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours • 70% less energy is required to recycle paper than production from raw materials • unreleased energy in an average dustbin each year could power 5,000 hours of TV!
    9. 9. • Up to 60% of the rubbish in the average dustbin could be recycled. • Britain’s largest lake (Lomond) could be filled with UK rubbish in 8 months. • On average, 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ends up as rubbish. • As much as 50% of waste in the average dustbin could be composted. • Up to 80% of a car can be recycled.
    10. 10. Loch Lomond
    11. 11. Plastics • 275,000 tonnes of plastic are used each year in the UK, that’s about 15 million bottles per day. • Most families throw away about 40kg of recyclable plastic per year • Use of plastic in Western Europe is growing about 4% each year • Plastic takes up to 500 years to decompose
    12. 12. topographical shade canopy for a vehicle created by Garth Britzman with recycled bottles filled with coloured water…
    13. 13. Forestry Commission • £650 million industry with 10,500 jobs in mills, transport & management
    14. 14. Go Green!