Interesting recycling facts

August 4, 2020 7:12 am

Category:

As more and more of us become aware of the impact that we have on the environment and search for ways to decrease this the need for recycling both for domestic customers and

Business Recycling Cheltenham way becomes more important.

There are a number of reasons why people look to recycle more of their products and here are some interesting recycling facts that you might want to have a look through.

Image credit

Cans

It is thought the average UK household will get through around 600 steel cans every year and for every new can made from raw materials we could recycle 20 cans instead using the same amount of energy. In terms of aluminium cans like the ones that you find being used in the drink’s industry Рit is reported that these are the most recycled item, making up over 50% of the total items recycled worldwide each year and recycling just one aluminum can saves energy that can be used to power your television for 3 hours.

Image credit

Paper

Paper and card are reported to make up over 40% of the total recyclable waste that is collected from domestic households in the UK each year and with the average person using around 200kg in that year, this is not surprising. When we use a tonne of recycled paper we actually save 17 trees from being used to create the raw product from scratch and it only takes 20% of the energy usage to create recycled paper compared to making it brand new.