The average person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every 7 weeks!! But what happens to our recycling waste in Milton Keynes?
Aluminium cans are 100% recyclable, meaning each can you place in the recycling can end up back on the shelf within 60 days! If all the aluminium drinks cans recycled in the UK were laid end to end, they could orbit the earth 30 times.
Each tonne of recycled paper will save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic meters of landfill space, 4000 KW of energy and 7000 gallons of water.
It can take just 7 days to turn old newspapers, books and magazines back into new ones.
Every Christmas, we throw away enough wrapping paper to cover over 11,000 football pitches!
More than 28 billion glass bottles and jars end up in landfills every year which is the equivalent to the Empire State Building filling up every 3 weeks