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Recycling Quiz

How good are you at recycling?

Did you know…The average person throws away 74kg of food waste each year. This is the equivalent of 1077 banana skins!1 litre of oil can pollute up to 1 million litres of water drinking water.

See how you do in this quiz and then re-assess your recycling habits!

  • Question of

    70% less energy is needed to recycle paper as opposed to making it from raw materials.

    • True
    • No
  • Question of

    If you recycled one tin can it would save enough energy to power a television for ___ hours?

    • 4 hours
    • 3 hours
    • 1 hour
  • Question of

    Research shows that up to 80% of the things we throw away could be easily recycled or composted.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    How many average sized newspapers/magazines can be made out of 1 tree?

    • 230
    • 420
    • 145
  • Question of

    Just one recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a light bulb for ___ hours?

    • 2 hours
    • 3 hours
    • 1 hour
  • Question of

    It takes 50 times more energy to make a battery than you actually get from a battery.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    How many days do you think it would take to turn old newspapers, books and magazines back into new ones?

    • 10 days
    • 7 days
    • 20 days
  • Question of

    Aluminium cans are 100% recyclable?

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    More than 28 billion glass bottles and jars end up in landfills every year which is the equivalent to the Empire State Building filling up every 3 weeks.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    How much less energy is needed to recycle paper and reuse it compared to making it from raw materials.

    • 25%
    • 70%
    • 25%
  • Question of

    How many double decker buses do you think the amount of waste paper sent to landfill each year in the UK would fill?

    • 103,000 buses
    • 40,000 buses
    • 250,000 buses
  • Question of

    Every steel can is 100% recyclable, it can be turned into more steel cans, bicycles, parts for cars and many other every day products each and every time.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The recycling rate for aluminium cans is around 90% in countries such as Brazil and Japan.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Glass is 100% recyclable and can be reused over and over again.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    On a typical Sunday in the UK nearly 90% of newspapers are thrown away. This is the equivalent of throwing ___ trees into the landfill.

    • 1/4 million
    • 1/2 million
    • 3/4 million
  • Question of

    How many years can plastic take to fully decompose?

    • 100 years
    • 500 years
    • 50 years
  • Question of

    How many plastic bottles do Americans throw away per hour on average.

    • 2,500,000
    • 600,000
    • 1,000,000
  • Question of

    The vast majority of plastic shopping bags are only used once. How many years do you think they take to decompose?

    • 400 years
    • 100 years
    • 50 years
  • Question of

    How many metres can you drive a car on the oil it takes to make 1 plastic bag?

    • 5
    • 11
    • 13
  • Question of

    Plastics from items such as carrier bags and bottles that end up in our oceans kill around 1,000,000 sea creatures every year.

    • True
    • False

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Written by Ginny Stone

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