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Recycling facts quiz

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Recycling facts quiz

How much do you know about recycling?
It's time to find out in our fast, five-minute quiz!

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What is recycling?

What is recycling?

Burying rubbish
Reusing rubbish
Burning rubbish
Ignoring rubbish

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When we recycle, we reuse materials that we'd otherwise throw away to make new objects and materials.

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When we recycle, we reuse items that we'd otherwise throw away to make new objects and materials

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What does recycling help us to protect?

What does recycling help us to protect?

ocean
Oceans
Rain forests
Rain forests
Ice caps
Ice caps
planet
The whole world

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Recycling helps us to protect our planet and all the living creatures that call it home.

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Recycling helps us to protect the whole world and all the living creatures that call it home.

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Recycling helps us to produce less…

Recycling helps us to produce less…

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Pollution
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Water
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Chocolate
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Traffic

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Using recycled materials helps us to save energy, which means less pollution. It also means we dump less rubbish into the environment.

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Using recycled materials helps us to save energy, which means less pollution. It also means we dump less rubbish into the environment.

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How much plastic goes into the sea each year?

How much plastic goes into the sea each year?

8 tons
800 tons
8,000 tons
8,000,000 tons

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Sadly, around 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year, putting our wonderful marine life in great danger.

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Sadly, around 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year, putting our wonderful marine life in great danger.

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How much of the world's plastic has been recycled?

Less than 10%
Around 20%
Around 40%
More than 50%
Less than 10%
Around 20%
Around 40%
More than 50%

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Since 1950, a whopping 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been made. But sadly, only 9% of this has been recycled.

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Since 1950, a whopping 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been made. But sadly, only 9% of this has been recycled.

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How long does a plastic bottle take to decompose (break down)?

How long does a plastic bottle take to decompose (break down)?

Around 60 years
Around 280 years
Around 450 years
Around 720 years

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If thrown away, it takes around 450 years for a plastic bottle to dissolve into the environment. So be sure to recycle it!

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If thrown away, it takes around 450 years for a plastic bottle to dissolve into the environment. So be sure to recycle it!

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What can recycled plastic bottles be turned into?

What can recycled plastic bottles be turned into?

clothes
Clothes
jelly beans
Jelly beans
trees
Trees
cans
Cans

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 Recycled bottles can be used to make clothing like t-shirts, fleeces and trainers. They can be made into new plastic bottles, too!

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Recycled bottles can be used to make clothing like t-shirts, fleeces and trainers. They can be made into new plastic bottles, too!

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Which of the following symbols means recycling?

Which of the following symbols means recycling? 

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A round wheel
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Three arrows
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A smiley planet
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Yin Yang

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 The recycling symbol is three chasing arrows.

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The recycling symbol is three chasing arrows.

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Which of these is recycled most around the world? 

Which of these is recycled most around the world?

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Plastic bottles
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Aluminum cans
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Juice cartons
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Glass bottles

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Yes, you're right!

Around 70% of all the aluminum ever used to make cans is still in use today. Let’s try do the same for plastic bottles!

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Around 70% of all the aluminum ever used to make cans is still in use today. Let’s try do the same for plastic bottles!

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Which country recycles the most?

Which country recycles the most?

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Germany
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Australia
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Mexico
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China

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Yes, you're right!

Germany is the recycling champion of the world. The country recycles over 65% of its rubbish — including 90% of its plastic bottles!

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Germany is the recycling champion of the world. The country recycles over 65% of its rubbish — including 90% of its plastic bottles!

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