Site Solutions like to keep things topical, so unless you've been under a rock for the past month you will all be familiar with how the UK is currently weathering an uncertain storm. Businesses have closed and the public have (mostly) gone into isolation, one major industry stream that has seen closures this week are household waste and recycling sites.
So, we thought this might be a good opportunity for our next instalment of 'Rubbish Facts' with 'What a load of Rubbish!' bringing you all we know about household waste, where it goes and some useless, but interesting stats!
A few household waste stats to kick things off...did you know?...
- On average 16% of the money spent on your weekly food and product produce is spent on the packaging
- As much as 50% of waste disposed in your bin, could be composted
- Car reached the end of its life and ready for the scrap heap? Up to 80% of your car can be recycled
- Household waste accounts for approximately 28% of the UK's waste (including construction and commercial etc)
Imagine, it's the end of the week, you have split your waste into recycling bin and the dustbin, your weekly bin night has arrived and you wheel the dustbin out of the back garden to be collected early the next day...do you think about where your waste goes next? Probably not, but here's some interesting details on where your rubbish ends up.
Suez.co.uk go into detail on exactly how a landfill works and is used along with a helpful visual to explain this further: