x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Why recycle?

Recycling helps to conserve rapidly vanishing landfill space.

Recycling helps to conserve rapidly vanishing landfill space, which is a key point in a country that produces one of the world's highest levels of per capita waste.

Recycling also helps to use natural resources more efficiently. For example, each ream of recycled paper is estimated to save 5 kilograms of wood, 80 litres of water and 3kg of greenhouse gases. Recycling aluminium also helps save a lot of energy and greenhouse emissions.

Extracting aluminium from bauxite rock uses about 20 times as much energy as recycling it.