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Recycling Facts

Recycling is becoming more and more important! EcoDepo want to help you make it as easy as possible. 

• Up to 60% of rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled
• Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled
• 9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it was made easier
• If all cans in the UK were recycled, we would need 14 million fewer dustbins.
• It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.
• Most families throw away about 40kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be recycled.
• Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose.
• The energy saved from recycling one plastic bottle can power a 100 watt light bulb for almost an hour.
• For every tonne of paper used for recycling 17 trees are spared.
Recycling 2 bottles saves enough energy to boil water for five cups of tea or power a computer for 50 minutes
• Textiles and shoes make up 12% of landfill sites
• If everyone recycled all their aluminium cans there would be 14 million fewer dustbins to be land filled every year!
• Up to 30% of materials put into the rubbish bin can be composted

Using our recycling bins can greatly help you and your business

We have tailor made bins for your business or home

 

Recycling at home