We are a nation of recyclers and in Lancashire, we are pretty good at recycling. Thanks to your efforts, we recycle over 150,000 tonnes of waste every year. To help you visualise that…it's about the same weight as 1,500 Blue Whales. But, we could do even better…
50,000 tonnes of your recycling is still going in the wrong bin every year...
We could increase Lancashire's recycling rate by 16% if everyone always put the right thing in the right bin.
Some people are still putting some of their plastic bottles, cans, paper, card and glass into the waste bin. If we all put every single recyclable item in the recycling bin instead of the waste bin – we could save over 50,000 tonnes of waste from going to landfill every year. Which, is about the weight of another 500 Blue Whales.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Reducing what you waste is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment.
From thinking differently about what you buy, re-using items that haven't reached the end of their life, to recycling as much as possible and composting at home.
There are lots of ways you can make a real difference for Lancashire.