7 million tonnes of food and drink goes in the bin. Cutting out food waste create the same reduction in carbon emissions as taking 1 in 4 cars off the road. WRAP

83per cent of sofas are not re-used. Just doubling the number of sofas re-used, could save 52,000 tonnes of CO2 WRAP

Between 25-40% of UK fruit and vegetable crops are rejected by supermarkets and end up in landfill. Tristram Stuart

Between 2012 and 2020 an estimated £7 billion of precious metal will be sent to landfill in the UK’s electronic waste WRAP

12 billion pounds worth of useable food is wasted in the UK - or about 20 million tonnes. Meanwhile 4 million people in the UK suffer from malnutrition. Tristram Stuart

Nearly 25 per cent of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that's taken to landfill could be reused , worth around £200m gross a year. WRAP

The average family throws away £50 of good food every month WRAP

 

New Year, New Bin, New You?

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Love your bin in 2015!

Often we make New Year’s resolutions that we don’t keep. The key, psychologists tell us, is to make the resolutions simple, easy and bite-size.

So this year, with the help of The Rubbish Diet Challenge, why not make a resolution that’s deceptively simple and easy to keep – to Love Your Bin!

Change the way you live, make a positive difference to the world around you – with just one little resolution, and The Rubbish Diet Challenge – a simple two-step process of tailored emails with top tips that can help you recycle more, shop better and save money.

If  you’ve already slimmed your bin   –  why not share the love and ask your friends and family to take the Rubbish Diet?    Find us on    www.therubbishdiet.org.uk  ,   Facebook and Twitter.

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