Presentation on theme: "Milton Keynes Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Every year a typical UK household throws away 500 glass bottles and jars 1,000 food and drinks cans 10."— Presentation transcript:
Milton Keynes Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
Every year a typical UK household throws away 500 glass bottles and jars 1,000 food and drinks cans 10 truck loads of green waste 6 trees worth of paper 20 batteries 120 kg of food waste
Waste Issues for Milton Keynes and Nationally Landfill environmentally unsustainable Rising costs – landfill tax Government Legislation – recycling targets Growth of Milton Keynes
Rear and Side of Onepass Refuse Lorry
Milton Keynes Recycling Containers
Blue Box No Thanks!
Green Bin and Kitchen Caddy
Conveyor belts inside the MRF
Sorting by hand in the paper cabin
What does it all turn into when recycled?
Why Should I Recycle? Landfill is not sustainable – it is not a long-term solution to the problem of waste Reduces amount of raw materials quarried, mined and grown Saves energy instead of making from new Creates jobs