DID YOU KNOW: Enterprise Skip Hire’s state-of-the-art waste processing centre produces over 15 thousand tonnes of recycling every year? That’s a lot of cardboard boxes and bottles! The world of recycling is a fascinating one, one littered (pun intended!) with an endless list of incredible facts and stats. Read on for 10 mind blowing recycling facts!
Here we go!
1. Glass takes 1 million years to fully degrade in a landfill!
2. Every year Americans throw out enough bottles and cans to reach to the moon and back!
3. Over the past 100 years, the amount of waste that humans produced has increased by over 10,000%!
4. Aluminium was once considered more valuable than gold!
5. There are about 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of our oceans!
6. Each Christmas 83km² of wrapping paper ends up in UK rubbish bins, enough to cover an area larger than Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands!
7. Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a 100-watt bulb for four hours!
8. On average, each person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every seven weeks!
9. Half a million trees have to be cut down just to produce the Sunday newspapers each week!
10. You can recycle aluminium over and over again, there is really no limit to it!