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Recycle For Scotland - Interactive Quiz

27% of the Scottish population are 'confused' about recycling, yet 80% of Scots think they are recycling everything they can. Do you know your recycling from your rubbish?

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  1. Q1. If a household item has a recycling symbol on the packaging, can you recycle it in your kerbside collection?

    TRUE
    TRUE
    FALSE
    FALSE
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's False!

    If an item has the recycling symbol on it then it can be recycled, but not necessarily in your local authority area. Check what items are collected for recycling in your area by visiting your local authority website.

  2. Q2. Can household batteries be recycled?

    YES
    YES
    NO
    NO
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    YES

    Some councils collect as part of your household collection service but in most areas you will need to take them to a recycling centre or a collection point.

  3. Q3. Can you recycle wood at home?

    YES
    YES
    NO
    NO
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    No, you can't!

    Timber and wood are not accepted in your household recycling bin but you can take it to most household waste recycling centres. We recommend checking with your local council in the first instance.

  4. Q4. You make a nice cup of tea. Where do you put the teabag?

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    BIN
    BIN
    RECYCLING
    RECYCLING
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In The Recycling!

    Get those tea bags recycled! Putting all our used tea bags into our food waste caddies will save almost £550,000 a year in landfill tax.

  5. Q5. Thirsty for milk or a bottle of water? Where do you throw the plastic bottle lids?

    RECYCLING
    RECYCLING
    BIN
    BIN
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In The Recycling!

    Plastic bottle lids can be recycled. Although plastic bottles and plastic bottle lids are usually made from different types of plastics, the equipment that sorts the plastics is able to tell the difference between them and ensure they are both recycled properly.

  6. Q6. Your deodorant can is empty. Where does it end up?

    BIN
    BIN
    RECYCLING
    RECYCLING
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In The Recycling!

    Yep, most councils collect aerosols via. your household collection. Just make sure the can is empty before you recycle it though.

  7. Q7. You grab a ceramic bowl out of the cupboard, but accidentally drop it. You clean it up and safely throw it in the…

    BIN
    BIN
    RECYCLING
    RECYCLING
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In The Bin!

    Broken crockery could be sharp and dangerous so should be wrapped in newspaper and put into your non-recyclable waste bin. But it is accepted in the ‘hardcore and rubble skips’ at your local recycling centre.

  8. Q8. You're tucking into some cheesy chips and when you're finished you put the polystyrene box into the…

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    BIN
    BIN
    RECYCLING
    RECYCLING
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In The Bin!

    Tough question! Polystyrene is a material that is not commonly recycled, although a few councils may accept it at household waste recycling centres. Check with your council in the first instance.

  9. Q9. You’ve got a load of shredded paper at home and need to get rid of it. Where does it end up?

    BIN
    BIN
    RECYCLING
    RECYCLING
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In The Bin!

    Shredded paper is not usually accepted in the recycling bin as the small fibres can jam the sorting machinery at the recycling facility. If you have a compost bin, added the shredded paper to your compost and it will help absorb excess moisture in your compost.

  10. Q10. If everyone in Scotland recycled just one more clear glass bottle every week, we’d save how much every year?

    £100,000
    £100,000
    £500,000
    £500,000
    £1 million
    £1 million
    £3 million
    £3 million
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    £3 million!

    Yep, if everyone in Scotland recycled just one more clear glass bottle every week, we’d save almost £3 million a year.

  11. Q11. Because food waste decomposes naturally in landfill, there’s no need to recycle it.

    TRUE
    TRUE
    FALSE
    FALSE
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False!

    Landfilling food waste is environmentally unfriendly and an expensive way to dispose of waste. When food waste breaks down in landfill it gives off methane gas, which contributes to climate change. By recycling food waste, local authorities can turn it into valuable resources such as agricultural fertilisers and energy.

  12. Q12. Your shampoo and conditioner bottles are empty. Where do you put them?

    BIN
    BIN
    RECYCLING
    RECYCLING
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In The Recycling!

    Even though shampoo and conditioner bottles are plastic, not everyone recycles all the plastic bottles they use. Did you know that each year the average UK household uses 480 plastic bottles, but only recycles 270 of them? This means nearly half (44%) are NOT put in the recycling!

    In The Recycling!
  13. Q13. What percentage of the population of Scotland believe they don't create any food waste?

    5%
    5%
    16%
    16%
    25%
    25%
    50%
    50%
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    16%!

    16% of the Scottish population think they don’t create any food waste. But we all create some – even if you might not realise it. Scottish households throw away 630,000 tonnes of food waste every year!

  14. Q14. One person isn’t going to make a difference to recycling overall, so I’m going to stick all my household waste in my main bin

    TRUE
    TRUE
    FALSE
    FALSE
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    FALSE!

    Recycling is very important. In Scotland in 2015/16, we spent over £57 million on landfilling items that could have been recycled. That’s money that could have been spent benefiting your community. Recyclable materials must not go into the general waste bin. Visit www.recycleforscotland.com for more information.

  15. Q15. You’ve done a big shop on Amazon. The cardboard goes into the recycling, but where does the bubble wrap go?

    BIN
    BIN
    RECYCLING
    RECYCLING
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In The Bin!

    Bubble wrap is not a recyclable product - it goes in the bin. But you could also keep hold of it for sending any post that requires wrapping, for example anything you sell on eBay!

Recycle For Scotland - Interactive Quiz

Oh Deary Me

Looks like you need to scrub up on your recycling knowledge. Get those tea bags, egg shells and plastic bottles in the recycling, then share the quiz and see if any of your friends can do better. You've still got time to be a #WasteWarrior! Find out more at www.recycleforscotland.com

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Sounds like you know a good amount about recycling, but looks like there's still room for improvement! Go on, share the quiz and see if your mates can do any better! www.recycleforscotland.com

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Hats off, you know your recycling! Go spread the word about your knowledge of bubble wrap - turn your mates into Waste Warriors! www.recycleforscotland.com

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