Test your recycling knowledge with our fun quiz and see if you really are an eco-warrior (and if you can learn some more about recycling along the way).
a) Tin foil
b) Used pizza boxes
a) Bubble wrap
b) Empty aerosol cans
c) Sticky notes
d) Toothpaste tubes
a) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
b) Waste and Environmentally Efficient Electronics
c) Water Energy for Efficiency Execution
d) Winter Environment for Electrics and Equipment
a) 100 million tonnes
b) 14 million tonnes
c) 2 million tonnes
d) 35 million tonnes
a) £2000 worth
b) £100 worth
c) £800 worth
d) £450 worth
a) 125 million tonnes
b) 800 million tonnes
c) 50 million tonnes
d) 300 million tonnes
a) Number 18
b) Number 4
c) Number 38
d) Number 22
1 – b, used pizza boxes are covered in grease which clogs recycling machinery.
2 – b, it's false. Any old or worn clothing can be recycled.
3 – b, empty aerosol cans can be recycled.
4 – a, WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
5 – b, around 14million tonnes of waste is sent to landfill each year.
6 – c, the average UK household throws away around £800 worth of food each year.
7 – a, it's true. Glass can be recycled over and over without losing any of its strength.
8 – d, approximately 300 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year, 50% of which is for single use.
9 – c, Germany has the best recycling rate in the world at 66.1%. Ecuador has one of the worst at 1.8%.
10 – a, England is ranked number 18 on the world recycling chart with a 45.2% recycling rate.
If you'd like to learn more about recycling and how you can do your bit for the planet, contact the experts at W&S Recycling, the South's leading commercial and domestic recycling company offering a wide range of services. Simply call us on 01202 675564 and we'll be happy to help.
Locate your nearest household waste centre and scrap yard using the list below. Unsure of where your waste needs to go? Contact our team and we'll be more than happy to help. For your local council charges visit the Oxford Council and Dorset For You websites.