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What is Recycling?

Recycling is the conversion of waste into materials that can be reused, preventing materials from going to landfill. It is a process that makes efficient use of materials and reduces our impact upon the environment.

Recyclable materials are processed and used in place of raw materials. As a result, it reduces our draw upon the earth’s resources. In addition, recycling saves energy. This is because the energy required in the manufacture of goods from recycled materials can be significantly less than that required to manufacture goods from raw materials.

It is essential that we look after our environment. Here at Cardiff & Caerphilly Skips, we pride ourselves on our business’ commitment to responsible waste handling. Moreover, we ensure that we process waste efficiently and legally, maximising the output of recyclable materials.

What Materials Can Be Recycled?

Many materials are recyclable, including:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Hardcore
  • Garden waste
  • Soil
  • All types of metal
  • Construction waste
recycling information sheet with imagery about what can be recycled

The Benefits of Recycling

Recycling waste benefits the environment in many different ways. There are three main benefits of recycling your waste:

  • It helps to protect the environment.
  • It conserves natural resources.
  • It saves energy.

Interesting facts about Recycled Waste:

  • By simply recycling 1 tin can, you could save enough energy to supply a TV for 3 hours.
  • It takes 70% less energy to recycle paper, than it does to make it out of raw materials.
  • It takes 24 trees to make just 1 ton of newspaper, in addition, the process uses more energy compared to manufacturing newspaper from recycled paper.
  • On average, 60% of waste found in a general waste bin is recyclable.
  • Up to £36,000,000 of aluminium is thrown away every year.
  • All glass items are 100% recyclable.
  • Plastic items of waste take 500 years to decompose on landfill.
heavy machinery sorting waste for recycling

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