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Recycle at the Lane

Posted on 24 March 2010  - 12:00

The Club has made a commitment to cut it's emissions by 10% in 2010 and we'd like you to join us.

The Club has made a commitment to cut it's emissions by 10% in 2010 and we'd like you to join us.

More than 120 mixed recycle and general waste bins have been introduced on all the concourses at White Hart Lane to help encourage supporters to recycle matchday waste.

During a typical season, approximately 200 tonnes of waste is generated from White Hart Lane of which 90 tonnes is diverted from landfill. It is expected that a further 10 tonnes may be diverted by the introduction of the additional recycling bins located on the concourses.

Recycling is a way in which each individual can help the environment every day and it's easier to do than it has ever been. It cuts down on the need for landfill, reduces the use of new materials and saves energy - helping to tackle climate change.

There is still a great deal of waste which could be recycled that ends up in landfill sites which is harmful to the environment. Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment.

Fast facts:

- One recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for three hours

- One recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes

- One recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for three hours

- 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials

- Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled

- Nine out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier

- £36,000,000 worth of aluminium is thrown away each year

- Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used again and again

- Glass that is thrown away and ends up in landfills will never decompose

- 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

- 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