Which UK region recycles the most household waste?
Research from Hillarys, leading interiors expert in blinds, curtains, shutters and carpets, shows that the UK recycles just 45% of its waste – considerably less than Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany, who are known to recycle around 60% of their waste.
What’s more, the UK sends - on average - 18 million tonnes of waste to landfill each year, with each person throwing away their own body weight in rubbish every seven weeks.
The research was done as part of an ongoing study into people’s home recycling and energy saving habits across the UK. Off the back of the research, the team have created five infographics highlighting the overall figures for the UK as a whole, as well as drilling down into regions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.