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Why is it important?

What Can I Do? Why is it important?

We are all responsible for looking after our environment- and by making small changes we can have a massive impact to the world around us. 

By Reducing, Reusing and Recycling at home, we can help make the world a better place.

 

 

Why is it important?

We are all responsible for our planet and making sure that we look after it, for ourselves and for future generations. This means thinking about the things we buy, how we use them, and what we do with them once we no longer need them. 

By recycling at home, the UK has saved carbon dioxide equivalent to taking 5 million cars off the road from entering the atmosphere. This shows that small changes really do make a big difference. 

It's estimated that 80% of ocean plastics comes from land based sources. By reducing the plastic we use everyday and disposing what's left responsibly, we can all help reduce this.

Why is it important?

If the whole planet was to use resources at the rate the UK does, we would need 2.4 Earths to sustain us 

Why is it important?

By recycling at home, we can all help to conserve valuable resources. This means that we will need fewer raw materials to be extracted for manufacturing processes. 

Extraction processes of raw materials require large amounts of energy, with the majority of it coming from fossil fuel sources. Using recycled materials uses far less energy and therefore will contribute less to man-made global climate change.

Fresh water is a precious and valuable resource- and is used on a large scale in the extraction and processing of raw materials. By using recycled materials instead, water can be conserved. For example- recycling 1 tonne of newspapers can save over 7,000 gallons of water!