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Thursday, 19 May 2011

A Load Of Rubbish?

Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment. 

But, did you know that:
  • 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
  • 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
  • 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
  • 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
Some Interesting Facts
  • Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled.
  • The unreleased energy contained in the average dustbin each year could power a television for 5,000 hours.
  • The largest lake in the Britain could be filled with rubbish from the UK in 8 months.
  • On average, 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish.
  • As much as 50% of waste in the average dustbin could be composted.
  • Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled.
  • 9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier.
Plastic
  • 275,000 tonnes of plastic are used each year in the UK, that’s about 15 million bottles per day.
  • Most families throw away about 40kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be recycled.
  • The use of plastic in Western Europe is growing about 4% each year.
  • Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose.
Source and further information;

From Bottle to Pen!




As a responsible office supplies web-store www.OfficeThingy.co.uk recognises the requirement to adopt practices which enable our customers to select home and office essentials which are manufactured by methods which are less harmful to the world’s resources. To help you make informed decisions, OfficeThingy has an extensive collection of Green Office products covering everythingy from envelopes and labels, to books, pads and writing instruments. One such green product is the Pilot B2P.

Pilot offers an exciting new concept in recycled writing instruments. It’s all in the name; Bottle to Pen, known as B2P, is a retractable, refillable gel ink rollerball, which is made from recycled plastic bottles and designed to look like one too. Its clever bottle-styled barrel, mirrors the product it’s made from, and shows that everyday products can have a second life.

B2P has outstanding environmental credentials as *89% of its components are made from recycled material. Innovative design and environmental excellence are just part of the story as it’s designed to give superb writing performance in three vivid gel ink colours.

This is the ultimate addition to Pilot’s BegreeN range, which has established itself as the writing industry’s leading range of recycled writing instruments.
* (excluding ink and refill)


Further reading British Plastics Federation;   http://bit.ly/7uR3gQ

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