Recycling saves energy, reduces raw material extraction and combats climate change. The vast majority of studies have found that recycling our rubbish is better for the environment rather than incinerating or landfilling it.

It is clear that one way of managing our resources successfully for the future lies in recycling the resources and the products of those resources, again and again. Filling our life with one-shot products and packaging, like paper, cans, plastic bags, plastic trays that microwave meals come in, wine bottles and cardboard, is not sustainable. These products need to either last longer and be useable for a continued range of uses, or to be made more biodegradable in order to be recycled easier into a raw material again, which can then be reprocessed and reused.

Most  of  the  UK’s  waste  is  currently  buried  in  landfill sites, which release climate change gases and pollute the soil and water…

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