At Stockport House Clearance in Wilmslow, we are passionate about recycling. We recognise how important recycling is to our world as a whole. However, we find that many homeowners and businesses don’t realise how much is wasted. Here are 6 facts you may not know about recycling.
1. The UK Produces over 100 Million Tonnes of Waste Each Year
That number is staggering. To put it into perspective, that’s about the weight of a small car. In just two hours, the UK produces enough waste to fill the Albert Hall in London. We would literally drown ourselves in waste if it weren’t for landfills.
2. UK Waste is on the Rise!
Despite advertising campaigns to promote recycling, the UK produces some 3% more waste than the previous year. That means in the next 25 years we will double the amount of waste we’re producing.
3. The vast majority of plastic bags are used only once!
Plastic bags are one of the greatest culprits of waste. They are harmful to the environment and to the animals who inhabit the environment. On top of that, we typically only use plastic bags one time! Scientists estimate that one plastic bag takes up to 100 years to decompose.
4. Up to 80% of the contents of your trash bin could be recycled.
Researchers show that some 80% of content in dustbins could be either recycled or composted if given the opportunity. That obviously means that some 80% more household waste could be recycled.
5. Paper is the main recycled material in the UK
As a man with a van Wilmslow, we frequently see clients whose homes are stacked with paper waste. The good news is, we can recycle it for them. And with some two-thirds of paper being recycled, we are in good company.
6. Each UK household makes about a tonne of waste annually.
Every year, the average household in the UK wastes more than a tonne of products. This adds up to some 31 million tonnes of trash each year. This would be the same as some three and a half million double-decker buses.
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