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5 Facts about Waste & Recycling

Posted on: 13-Feb-2018 09:36:56
5 Facts about Waste & Recycling

5 Facts about Waste & Recycling

 

  1. Every 7 weeks, the average UK citizen will throw away waste the same amount of waste as their body weight!
  1. 40kg of plastic is wasted every year… if we recycled that; we’d be sustaining our resources for at least 5 more years! At Leigh Skip Hire, we are passionate about reusing any waste disposed of through our waste containers. 
  1. If we recycled all of our cans or aluminium, the UK would need 14 million fewer dustbins. Currently, there are roughly 75 million bins placed outside of properties- that’d be reduced to 61 million!
  1. Each year, the UK alone wastes enough paper to cover the whole of Wales! The world wastes enough to create a 12-ft wall spanning 2,762 miles: just think… all of that could be reused over and over again!
  1. The world uses 1 million plastic bags per hour- across the time span of a year, this amounts to 1 trillion!

 

Here at Leigh Skip Hire, we can recycle your waste rather than, well, waste it. It’s so much friendlier for the environment. Rather than simply letting your waste rot away in a landfill, why don’t you hire a skip with us today and give it a new home as a new object! Our planet doesn’t have infinite materials… unless we re-use what we already have!