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Large numbers in the News Sustainability!. If all the cans in the UK were recycled we would need 14 million fewer dustbins.

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1 Large numbers in the News Sustainability!

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3 If all the cans in the UK were recycled we would need 14 million fewer dustbins.

4 tonnes of plastic is used each year in the UK – about 15 million bottles per day.

5 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.

6 The UK uses about 12 billion cans each year. These placed end to end would stretch to the moon and back!!!

7 The UK disposes of 50,000,000 tyres per year – the law prevents them going to landfill sites.

8 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.

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10 If UK domestic recycling was increased to 40%, up to 10,000 new jobs would be created.

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12 Large numbers are everywhere!!!

13 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?


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