Recycling Quiz - Recycling in England and Wales

UK households produced 30.5 million tonnes of waste in 2003/04, of which 17% was collected for recycling. (source: defra.gov.uk) This figure is still quite low compared to some of our neighbouring EU countries, some recycling over 50% fo their waste. There is still a great deal of waste which could be recycled that ends up in landfill sites which is harmful to the environment. -- Test your knowledge now and see how you can improve!

Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment. People are being urged to recycle more but some just aren't educated on the topic. See whether you know the facts with Recycle GB's new quiz.

Created by: Lauren Passby
What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
What is your gender?
Male
Female
1. What percentage of rubbish in a household dustbin could potentially be recycled?
12.5%
30%
50%
60%
75%
99%
2. How many tonnes of aluminium is produced per year to be used as packaging in the UK?
2,100 Tonnes
10,100 Tonnes
21,000 Tonnes
41,000 Tonnes
45,100 Tonnes
51,000 Tonnes
3. On average, how many glass bottles and jars does a family use per year?
250
500
750
1000
1250
1500
4. How many years can it take for plastic to decompose?
30
300
40
400
50
500
5. How many trees does it take to makes 1 ton of paper?
24
48
52
64
128
256
6. Upto how much a vehicle could be recycled?
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
0.23%
7. How quickly can Aluminium cans be recycled and ready to use again?
1 week
10 days
2 weeks
A month
6 weeks
A year
8. If all cans in the UK were recycled, how many fewer dustbins would be required?
140
1,400
14,000
140,000
1,400,000
14,000,000
9. Which of these materials will never decompose?
Paper
Plastic
Glass
Cotton
Aluminium
Wood
10. How many tonnes of paper and cardboard are used annually in the UK?
7.5 million
10 million
12.5 million
150 million
850 million
1000 million

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