Mayside Recycling

Why Recycle


Recycled cardboard cuts sulphur dioxide emissions in half and uses 25% less energy than cardboard made from virgin pulp.
Every tonne of recycled cardboard saves nine cubic yards of landfill space.
Every tonne of recycled paper saves 17 trees from being cut down.
Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than paper made from raw.
The energy saved from recycling one tonne of recycled newspaper will power a TV for 31 hours.
Every tonne of recycled computers reduces carbon emissions by approximately four tonnes.
The energy saved from recycling one plastic bottle will power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours.
Most families still choose to throw away about 40kg of plastic each year instead of recycling it.