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

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.

- a tin (of fish) – puszka (produktu żywnościowego)
- to save (money, time, energy) – oszczędzać
- to power – zasilać
- a light bulb - żarówka
- less – mniej
- required – wymagane
- raw materials – surowe materiały

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.
- rubbish – śmieci
- filled – wypełnione
- waste – odpady
- a vehicle - pojazd

Aluminium

• 24 million tonnes of aluminium is produced annually, 51,000 tonnes of which ends up as packaging in the UK.
• If all cans in the UK were recycled, we would need 14 million fewer dustbins.
• £36,000,000 worth of aluminium is thrown away each year.
• Aluminium cans can be recycled and ready to use in just 6 weeks.
- annual – corocznie
- a can ( of cola) – puszka (napoju)
- fewer – mniej
- a dustbin – kosz na śmieci

Glass

• Each UK family uses an average of 500 glass bottles and jars annually.
• The largest glass furnace produces over 1 million glass bottles and jars per day.
• Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used again and again.
• Glass that is thrown away and ends up in landfills will never decompose.
- glass - szkło
- annually – rocznie
- a (glass) furnace – piec (do wyrobu szkła)

Paper

• Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials.
• 12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are used annually in the UK.
• The average person in the UK gets through 38kg of newspapers per year.
• It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.


- less air pollution – mniej zanieczyszczenia powietrza
- raw materials – surowce/ materiały w surowym stanie
- an average - średnio

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.

- per day/year – na dzień/rok
- to decompose – rozłożyc się

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