Recycling minimises energy and resources
By avoiding the extraction and processing of virgin oil and it also reduces CO2, particulate matter and other harmful gases emissions, compared to other methods of disposal of recovery. It also diverts our rubbish from the landfill.
Nearly half of our municipal waste can be easily reduced by composting and recycling.
Of the 15,734 tonnes of municipal waste sent to the landfill in the UK (2016), 7,747 tonnes (49.2%) was biodegradable waste such food waste, green waste, cardboard and paper which decomposes to produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas.