How Green Are You?

Take our fun quiz to test your knowledge and find out how far down the green road you are!

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* 1. When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products, and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites goes down. What happens to the recycling from your district council silver bin?

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* 2. Silver bins are sometimes contaminated with non-recyclable items and as a result the waste cannot be accepted at the recycling facility. Which of the following items can NOT go in your silver recycling bin?

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* 3. Trees are vital in the fight against climate change. The NSDC offers a free tree scheme for residents, up to two free trees per each household each year. During which months do you need to apply for your free tree(s)?

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* 4. Composting offers a good way to enrich your garden soil while keeping materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Which one of the following items are however best to be avoided for composting?

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* 5. Wildlife gardens are wonderful for well-being too. All gardeners are very proud of their songbirds and the happiness of seeing bees and butterflies on a sunny day. How can you help wildlife in your garden?

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* 6. What is the correct and easiest way to recycle your empty batteries?

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* 7. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be endlessly reprocessed with no loss of quality. While glass can’t recycled through the regular kerbside waste collection service, the council provide local bottle banks. Do you know where our nearest local bottle bank is?

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* 8. The UK recycling rate for waste from households is 45%. What percentage of household waste is recycled in our district?

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* 9. How can you save energy in your home?

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* 10. Would you like to receive our monthly newsletters, keep in the know about new green projects in your area and get tips and ideas for eco-friendly living to your inbox?

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