The picture above on the left is instantly recognisable as a “dump” Landfill site. The picture next to it is an Island off Singapore’s southern coast called Pulau Semakau. This island used to be the city’s landfill site but has been turned into a nature preserve that is now teeming with marine life.
I’m Rubbish is proud to support the Lets Go Green Together initiative. As part of this campaign we are giving schools and small businesses 3 Free recycling bins – absolutely nothing to pay for any school or business who shows the Lets Go Green Together badge. Please enter your details here to be part of this campaign.
With landfills getting increasingly full and taking many hundreds, even thousands of years to decompose some contents, it is absolutely vital that we educate the adults of tomorrow so it becomes the “norm” part of everyday life to recycle. Click here to see our range of school bins. Did you know a glass bottle takes 4,000 years to decompose?
Hopefully by learning and using recycling bins in schools, the children will recycle more at home as well having a knock on effect for the parents. Did you know a third of all landfill space is made up of packaging materials? Removing unnecessary packaging or using biodegradable packaging would mean cheaper consumer goods, as well as an immediate and striking benefit to the environment.
- Recycling paper means a preservation of natural resources and less pollution. It takes 24 trees to make one tonne of newspaper, with 12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard used annually. Less trees being cut down will increase the quality of the air and retain more natural beauty spots.
- Recycling mobile phones not only allow manufacturers to reuse expensive and increasingly rare metals found in phones, but prevent dangerous chemicals such as mercury and cadmium from seeping into our environment and polluting water.
- Recycling creates four jobs for every one job created in the waste management and disposal industries. Does your business need more office bins to help you recycle efficiently?
- The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a light bulb for four hours.