Presentation on theme: "Large numbers in the News Sustainability!. If all the cans in the UK were recycled we would need 14 million fewer dustbins."— Presentation transcript:
Large numbers in the News Sustainability!
If all the cans in the UK were recycled we would need 14 million fewer dustbins.
tonnes of plastic is used each year in the UK – about 15 million bottles per day.
Out of 24 million tonnes of aluminium produced annually, tonnes ends up as packaging in the UK. £36,000,000 worth of aluminium is thrown away each year.
The UK uses about 12 billion cans each year. These placed end to end would stretch to the moon and back!!!
The UK disposes of 50,000,000 tyres per year – the law prevents them going to landfill sites.
We waste 500,000 tons of food per year; it is worth £400 million and disposal costs £50 million. Only a fraction is handed to charitable organisations.
If UK domestic recycling was increased to 40%, up to 10,000 new jobs would be created.
Large numbers are everywhere!!!
Large numbers are even in pop songs! ‘A million love songs’ Gary Barlow ‘Nine million bicycles’ Katie Melua, ‘500 miles’ The Proclaimers, ‘ ‘A thousand miles’ Vanessa Carlyon, ‘2000 miles’ The Pretenders ‘A thousand years’ Christina Perry Can you add to this list?