Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!
The average household in the UK produces more then a tonne of waste every year. Put together, this comes to a total of 31 million tonnes per year, equivalent to the weight of three and a half million double-decker buses, a queue of which would go around the world two and a half times! That’s a lot of rubbish!
Every year we produce about 3% more waste than the year before. This might not sound much but, if we carry on, it means that we will double the amount of waste we produce every 25 years!
Each Christmas as much as 83 square kilometers of wrapping paper ends up in UK rubbish bins, enough to cover an area larger than Guernsey (Gurn-zee). Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France.
UK households throw away between £250 and £400 of potentially edible food every year.
1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.