The average household in the UK creates over a tonne of waste each year, which is about the weight of a small car.
Every year, the waste we produce increases by about 3%, which sounds insignificant, but it means that in 25 years, the amount of waste we produce will have doubled.
The average person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every 7 weeks.
Every year, 18 million tonnes of waste is sent to a UK landfill.
Other countries recycle a lot more than we do. Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany recycle around 60% of their waste, compared with our rate of around 45%.
If you recycled absolutely everything you could in your bin, you could power a TV for 5000 hours.