Recycling Facts

Remember; Reduce, reuse and recycle.

1 ) Recycling 1 tonne of Aluminium saves extracting 4 tonnes of bauxite.

2 ) Making new steel from old scrap steel offers up to a 75% energy saving.

3 ) Each tonne of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4000Kw of energy and 7000 gallons of water.

4 ) Incinerating 1 tonne of waste creates one job. Send the same amount to landfill creates 6 jobs. Recycling the same amount creates 36 jobs.

5 ) Glass takes up to 4000 years to decompose in landfill yet can be recycled indefinitely.

6 ) Each year, the average bin contains enough unrealised energy for 500 baths, 3500 showers, or 5000 hours of television.

7 ) Recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough energy to power your iPod long enough to listen to one whole album. Recycling 100 cans would light the average bedroom for two whole weeks.

8 ) The energy saved by recycling one glass bottle will power a 100 watt light bulb for almost an hour.

9 ) 7 million trees are cut down each years just to make disposable nappies.

10 ) In less than 2 hours the UK produces enough waste to fill the Albert Hall.


Call us today on 01279 215000 to find out how we can help you dispose of your IT equipment in a socially responsible way.