In 2003, 0.52 tonnes of waste per person were collected in the UK of which 15% was recycling waste.
- To minimise waste going on to landfill sites.
- To minimise extraction of raw materials.
- To minimise pollution by processing materials.
- To discourage throw-away practice.
Waste Resource Action Programme (WRAP) gives advice on recycling and
specifying materials including Glass, Aggregates, Wood, Paper & Plastics.
For more sources of reclaimed and recycled products see links page.