Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Recycling: Why it's worth the effort

Number 16 presents a guest article that was submitted to me by Francesca Miahh.

- Joanne


By Francesca Miahh

We simply don’t have the room on Earth to keep burying rubbish. Recycling is essential to our future.
It’s also faster and more cost effective than sourcing materials to make new products from. Reusing materials saves a huge amount of energy, which in turn benefits the planet and its ecosystems on the whole.

Recycling Facts

•   Recycling 6 tea bags creates enough energy to make 1 cup of tea

•   Up to 60% of discarded rubbish could be recycled

•   1 recycled tin can saves enough energy worth 3 hours of television

•    A recycled aluminium can will be back on the shelves within 6 weeks

•    Recycling every newspaper would save 250 million trees per year

To celebrate Recycle Week from 25th Sept to 1st Oct Mattress Online, who offer a recycling option when you buy a new mattress from them, have created this quiz to help you determine what type of recycler you are.  Here is the link: