Waste not only releases CO2 and methane into the atmosphere, it can also pollute the air, groundwater and soil.
Each year we throw away 3 billion tonnes of waste in the EU - 90 million tonnes of it hazardous. This amounts to about 6 tonnes of solid waste per person.
Recycling 1 aluminium can saves 90% of the energy needed to produce a new one. Recycling 1 kg of paper instead of landfilling it prevents almost 1 kg of CO2 emissions as well as methane emissions.