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What is Recycling?

Recycling is the conversion of waste into materials that can be reused. The process saves materials from going to landfill. Therefore, the process has a positive impact on the environment.

Recyclable materials are processed and used in place of newly sourced raw materials, thus reducing the need to use up vital resources. In addition, recycling saves energy. For example, the energy required in the manufacture of goods from recycled materials can be significantly less than the energy required to manufacture goods from raw materials.

It is essential that we look after our environment. Here at Cardiff & Caerphilly Skips, we pride our business on our ethos of 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 and include:

  • 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 of waste benefits the environment in a multitude of different ways. There are three main benefits of recycling your waste; it helps to protect the environment, it conserves natural resources and saves energy. Therefore, it is vital that we continue to recycle waste here in Caerphilly and all over the world. 

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.
  • 60% of waste in a dustbin 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 a huge 500 years to decompose on landfill.
heavy machinery sorting waste for recycling

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