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Monday, 28 September 2015


On Anguilla with 100% imports, we produce tonnes of waste which ended up in Corito landfill each year, with 0% collected for recycling, compared to some of our neighbouring islands with some recycling over 50% of their waste. There is a great deal of waste which could be recycled that ends up in our limited landfill which is harmful to the environment. Recycling this waste is an excellent way of saving energy, lives, and conserving the environment.

Here are the facts:
  • 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
  • 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
  • 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
  • 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
According to data on recycling, on average, 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish. Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in our dustbins could be recycled. As much as 50% of waste in the average dustbin could be composted. The unreleased energy contained in the average dustbin each year could power a television for 5,000 hours. Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled, and now with the VW revelations, we can save thousands by adding that energy back to the grid.

Satirically in a conversation with a keen recycling enthusiast, when told that 9 out of 10 people would recycle if it were made available... he pause... then replied, "actually that's the figure on recycled relationships..."

I guess they meant human resourcefulness...

By: Realist Spikenice

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