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: 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
  1. What percentage of rubbish in a household dustbin could potentially be recycled?
  2. How many tonnes of aluminium is produced per year to be used as packaging in the UK?
  3. On average, how many glass bottles and jars does a family use per year?
  4. How many years can it take for plastic to decompose?
  5. How many trees does it take to makes 1 ton of paper?
  6. Up to how much of a vehicle could be recycled?
  7. How quickly can Aluminium cans be recycled and ready to use again?
  8. If all cans in the UK were recycled, how many fewer dustbins would be required?
  9. Which of these materials will never decompose?
  10. How many tonnes of paper and cardboard are used annually in the UK?

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