"It takes 70% less energy to make recycled paper, and 95% less energy to make recycled aluminium cans than it does when using new raw materials. It takes 125 plastic milk bottles to make one 140 litre recycled plastic wheelie bin." source City of Port Phillip Community Environment eHub
"Aluminium and steel cans, glass bottles, PET bottles, and most cardboard are made from recycled materials and are usually recyclable after use. Choose items with this kind of packaging rather than packaging made entirely from virgin raw materials. It's important to buy recycled as this creates a demand for recycled materials and supports the recycling industries." source PlanetArk
"When we do not recycle at least our glass or aluminum we cost the earth in power usage, water and oil usage and landfill usage; glass takes up to 4000 years to decompose in a landfill yet can be recycled indefinitely." source Environment Green
"If 300,000 people would stop junk mail coming to their home, they could save half a million trees."
A short video on the importance of keeping recyclable materials out of the landfill with help from a solid waste planning engineer and recycling program coordinator...
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