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Facts

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.

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.

E-WASTE

Over 230 million items of e-waste are in or on their way to landfill.

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