YOU HAVE TO KNOW! ITS REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING
Recycling one aluminium can you save enough energy to run a television set for three hours
Recycling one tonne of paper you save 13 trees, 2.5 barrels of oil, 4100kWh of electricity, 4 cubic metres of landfill and 31,780 litres of water.
Every week, one recycling household in Melbourne its saves:
Over 3 kilograms of greenhouse gases such as CO2 that would otherwise contribute to global warming, enough electricity to run a 40 watt light bulb for 72 hours;
air pollution equal to emissions from 4.5km of travel in an average post-1985 passenger car
over ninety litres of water (enough to wash five sink loads of dishes)
Roy Morgan research shows that a staggering 99 per cent(REALLY??) of Australians understand that recycling is good for the environment.
The majority of the population support recycling.
This is reflected by the high recycling rates for newsprint and aluminium cans of 70 per cent and 67 per cent respectively.
Residents of the City of Melbourne are great recyclers but there is room for improvement.
Only 44 per cent of glass bottles and jars and 40 per cent of the steel food cans used in Australia are currently being recycled. Some of the glass is reused but the equivalent of a billion soup cans are sent to landfill/ www.planetark.com.au
Lots of paper and cardboard still ends up in the rubbish bin when it could be separated out for recycling.
The City of Melbourne’s Waste Wise Guide contains information to help residents identify the types of plastics to recycle using the identification number on the bottom of the bottle.
For example: plastics, such as soft drink bottles,plastics such as milk bottles, paper, cardboard, cloths and glass, CHECK more in WASTE & RECYCLING AT HOME