Saturday, 8 March 2014


Day 3 Saturday 8th March  2014 


 My task is to recycle rubbish such as aluminium, glass, paper and plastic. 24 million tonnes of aluminium is produced annually, and 51,000 tonnes of which ends up as packaging in the United Kingdom. Aluminium cans can be recycled and ready to use in just 6 weeks. The largest glass incinerator produces over 1 million glass bottles and jars per day. The glass that is thrown away into the landfills will never rot and decompose. Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution then if it was made from raw materials. It takes 24 trees to make 1 tonne of newspaper. Most families in the world throw away about 40 kilograms of plastic per year which otherwise be recycled. Plastic can take about 500 years to rot and decompose.     

 Well the next time you put you drink your fizzy drink remember to put it in the recycling bin and not the rubbish bin. As you can see above plastic takes 500 years to decompose and 500 years is a long time until then the pollution will rise and rise so you better start thinking now before it's too late. 

Recycle aluminium, glass, paper and plastic. Pick up any rubbish on the ground and put it in the nearest rubbish bin, however, if it is aluminium, glass, paper or plastic put it in the nearest recycling bin or worm farm compost.   

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