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RECYCLING SAVES ENERGY

Recycling 1 tonne of: office paper saves over half a tonne of CO2, aluminium cans 16 tonnes/ CO2, plastic 1 tonne/CO2 – because it uses less energy than virgin materials.

COMPOST

Kerbside recycling has helped with paper and containers, but 13 million tonnes pa of green and kitchen waste is mostly dumped, instead of making compost.

A LOT OF WASTE

Australia produces over 50 million tonnes of waste a year – only half is recycled. By 2020 it's predicted we'll produce 81 million tonnes.

DRINKING CONTAINERS

Almost 8 billion beverage containers are landfilled or littered each year.

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