Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Recycling Facts II

Recycling Facts

Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled.
The unreleased energy contained in the average dustbin each year could power a television for 5,000 hours.
On average, 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish.
As much as 50% of waste in the average dustbin could be composted.
Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled.
9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier.

Recycling Metal

1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
Aluminium cans can be recycled and ready to use in just 6 weeks.

Recycling Glass

1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used again and again.
Glass that is thrown away and ends up in landfills will never decompose.

Recycling Paper

70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials.
It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.

Recycling Plastic

1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
Most families throw away about 40kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be recycled.
Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose.

Source : http://www.embatech.com.my


Anonymous said...

The public need to put some effort to practice recycling habit.

Anonymous said...

Recycling can save more energy.

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