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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!

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

    • True
    • No
  • If you recycled one tin can it would save enough energy to power a television for ___ hours?

    • 4 hours
    • 3 hours
    • 1 hour
  • Research shows that up to 80% of the things we throw away could be easily recycled or composted.

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

    • 230
    • 420
    • 145
  • Just one recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a light bulb for ___ hours?

    • 2 hours
    • 3 hours
    • 1 hour
  • It takes 50 times more energy to make a battery than you actually get from a battery.

    • True
    • False
  • 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
  • Aluminium cans are 100% recyclable?

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

    • 25%
    • 70%
    • 25%
  • 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
  • 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
  • The recycling rate for aluminium cans is around 90% in countries such as Brazil and Japan.

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

    • True
    • False
  • 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
  • How many years can plastic take to fully decompose?

    • 100 years
    • 500 years
    • 50 years
  • How many plastic bottles do Americans throw away per hour on average.

    • 2,500,000
    • 600,000
    • 1,000,000
  • 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
  • How many metres can you drive a car on the oil it takes to make 1 plastic bag?

    • 5
    • 11
    • 13
  • 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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