Your Recycling Can Make A Huge Difference!

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Recycling and helping to do your bit for the environment has never been more important, but how much of an impact can the simplest recycling have?

Check out some of our amazing recycling facts below, we are sure that you will be surprised!

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  1. Aluminium cans can be recycled, and ready for reuse on supermarket shelves within one month.
  2. One aluminium can takes up to 500 years to degrade, so its incredibly important to recycle. When around 80 billion a year are used, its vital to dispose of them correctly!
  3. Half a million trees are cut down every week to produce weekly newspapers.
  4. Over 2.5 million plastic bottles are used every 15 minutes!
  5. Plastic bags in rivers, seas and oceans kill over a million sea creatures a year.
  6. Over 70% of rubbish in your bins that isn’t recycled, could be!
  7. Recycled paper produces 70% less pollution than if it was made from raw materials!
  8. Glass is 100% recyclable, and can be used again and again.
  9. Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a lightbulb for four hours.
  10. Most landfill sites are made up of packaging, which could easily be recycled!

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