Each household produces around 1 tonne of rubbish every year.
The amount of rubbish we throw away is increasing due to things like lifestyle changes and an increasing population.
We need to increase the amount of rubbish that is recycled because we cannot continue to landfill or burn it forever. This is recognised by Government who are thinking of ways we can reduce the amount of rubbish that we produce and increase the amount of rubbish we re-use and recycle.
National Waste Strategy
Increasing recycling rates
- Collect more materials in recycling bins
- Build more recycling plants
- Educate people about what can be recycled
- Find ways of turning recycled materials into useful items