Recycling can have a beneficial impact on the finances of your business. Through recycling more, you can reduce costs while contributing towards the protection of the environment. it really is a win-win situation. For details on the recycling services we offer across Dundee, just call our experts today on 01382 604 110.
Protect the environment
Waste Management Dundee is committed to give the highest degree of recovery and recycling for a great many waste streams with certain environmental compliance, bonded service and at the bottom price, throughout the UK.
UK households produced 30.5 million tonnes of waste in 2003/04, of which 17% was collected for recycling (source: defra.gov.uk). This figure is still quite low compared to some of our neighbouring EU countries, some recycling over 50% of their waste. There’s still a good deal of waste that could be recycled that ends up in landfill sites that is harmful to the environment.
Recycling is a great means of saving energy and preserving the environment. Do you realize that:
*1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
*1 recycled glass bottle would conserve enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
*1 recycled plastic bottle would conserve enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
*70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
Some Fascinating Figures
*Up to 60% of the rubbish that winds up in the dustbin could possibly be recycled.
*The largest lake in the Britain may be filled with rubbish from the UK in 8 months.
*On average, 16% of the cash spent on a product pays for the packaging, which finally ends up as rubbish.
*Up to 80% of a vehicle may be recycled.
*9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made simpler.
*24 million tonnes of aluminium is produced per annum, 51,000 tonnes of which ends up as packaging in the UK.
*If all cans in the UK were recycled, we would need 14 million fewer dustbins.
*36,000,000 worth of aluminium is thrown away each year.
*Aluminium cans can be recycled and ready to use in just 6 weeks.
*Each UK family uses an average of 500 glass bottles and jars annually.
*The greatest glass furnace creates over 1 million glass bottles and jars daily.
*Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used over and over.
*Glass that’s thrown away and ends up in landfills WOn’t ever decompose.
*Recycled paper creates 73% less air pollution than if it was produced from raw materials.
*12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are used per annum in the UK.
*The average man in the united kingdom gets through 38kg of newspapers per year.
*It requires 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.