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  • Of the 5 million tonnes of plastics used per year a staggering 2.4 million tonnes is packaging. According to the Waste Resource Action Programme (WRAP), 1.7 million tonnes comes from households and the rest from commercial and industrial companies. georgy Says On Jun 03, 2016
  • The UK has a plastic packaging recycling target of 57% by 2017. Plastics 2020 (a consortium of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) and Plastics Europe) are committed to working in partnership across the whole value chain to help to meet the target. georgy Says On Jun 01, 2016
  • In the 1850s, aluminium was more valuable than gold – aluminium was priced at $1,200 per kg and gold at $664 per kg. georgy Says On May 31, 2016
  • The aluminium drink can is the most recycled drinks container on the planet. Every minute of every day, an average of 113,200 aluminium cans are recycled. georgy Says On May 31, 2016
  • The scrap aluminum that are thrown away every month in the USA are enough to rebuild the entire American air fleet. georgy Says On Jan 28, 2016
  • Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution! georgy Says On Jan 20, 2016
  • The United States recycles enough copper every year to build 25,000 STATUES OF LIBERTY georgy Says On Jan 18, 2016
  • If all the aluminium produced was used just for cans in the US, the cans would stretchg 25 MILLION MILES georgy Says On Jan 06, 2016
  • Steel is the most recycled material in United States.The average amount of ferrous scrap recycled
    daily, would equal enough to build 25 EIFFEL TOWERS everyday of the year.
    georgy Says On Jan 03, 2016
  • Glass recycling use less energy than manufacturing glass from sand, lime and soda. Every metric ton (1,000 kg) of waste glass recycled into new items saves 315 kilograms (694 lb) of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere during the creation of new glass.
    georgy Says On Dec 18, 2015
  • Recycling PET plastic scrap uses two thirds less energy than making PET bottles from oil. Around 20 bottles (500ml) are needed to make one large t-shirt (similar to those worn by football teams in the world cup) georgy Says On Dec 11, 2015
  • A mobile phone is made up of a combination of rare earth and precious metals: it contains 250 mg of silver, 24 mg of gold and nine mg of palladium while a laptop has 1,000 mg of silver, 220 mg of gold and 500 grams of copper. georgy Says On Dec 11, 2015
  • National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) indicates that more than 90 percent of used electronics collected for recycling within the U.S. remain in the U.S. for processing and are not exported. georgy Says On Dec 07, 2015
  •  More than 90 percent of the world's ocean-going container ships after their useful life, end georgy Says On Nov 24, 2015
  • Capital investment required for producing 2 million tones of steel through ship-recycling route will not georgy Says On Nov 24, 2015
  • Sporting manufacturer Nike has been collecting used sneakers under its "Re-use a Shoe" program and recycling the soles as filler material for arenas and running tracks under the "Nike Grind" label. georgy Says On Nov 17, 2015
  • One ton of recycled plastic saves:
    • 5,774 kWh of electricity
    • 685 gallons of oil
    • 98 million Btu’s of energy
    • 30 cubic yards of landfill space
    georgy Says On Nov 16, 2015
  • Scientists at Tsinghua University's School of Environment in Beijing, China, say they are closing in on a new method to recover indium from LCD screens georgy Says On Nov 13, 2015
  • Nickel use is growing at about 4% each year while use of nickel-containing stainless steel is growing at about 6%. The fastest growth today is seen in the newly and rapidly industrializing countries, especially in Asia. georgy Says On Nov 01, 2015
  • STORA ENSO is Known to be the major European paper producer. This company has set up a network of 21 depots across Poland which secures 15% of the 2.2 million tonnes of paper on an annual basis. georgy Says On Oct 31, 2015
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