Around 50% of a typical household bin’s contents can be recycled – and another 20-30% can be composted. Yet currently around 85% of our annual household waste still ends up in landfill sites. Learn how to recycle at home and click here.
The mixture of different materials accumulating in landfill sites often leads to surrounding land and water supplies being polluted. The combination also produces toxic gases, predominantly methane, one of the most potent of all greenhouse gases.
By recycling waste instead of just binning it, we not only reduce the volume of material sent to landfill but also reduce the amount of energy used to manufacture new products from raw materials.