About us and why we want to help

Recycle Great Britain's mission for Britain is to make our country a cleaner and greener place to live; a place where we are known for our commitment to our commuinity and natures habitats.

We want to tell you why we are doing this...

Environmental Importance

Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment.

  • Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste.

  • Huge amounts of energy are used when making products from raw materials. Recycling requires much less energy and therefore helps to preserve natural resources.

  • Habitat destruction and global warming are some the affects caused by deforestation. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved.

Importance To People

Recycling is essential to cities around the world and to the people living in them.

  • No space for waste. Our landfill sites are filling up fast, by 2010, .

  • almost all landfills in the UK will be full.

  • Preserve natural resources for future generations. Recycling reducts the need for raw materials; it also uses less energy, therefore preserving natural resources for the future.

  • Reduce financial expenditure in the economy. Making products from raw materials costs much more than if they were made from recycled products.


Listen to Peppa Pig's encouraging recycling song!

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