How can your recycling help power Bangor University?
All of Gwynedd Council's food waste goes to an ‘anaerobic digestion plant’ in Clynnog Fawr. The site produces 3,500 megawatt hours of renewable electricity annually for the National Grid. Enough to power a village like Penygroes for a whole year!
Recycling your other items, such as empty drinks cans, bottles and aerosol cans, will help to save energy. Creating new materials from scratch requires much more energy than recycling and uses precious resources such as oil.
Did you know…
- Recycling just 1 banana peel generates enough electricity to charge 2 smart phones;
- Recycling 1 empty beer can saves enough energy to power a shower for over 5 minutes;
- And recycling 1 shampoo bottle saves enough energy to power a hairdryer for 5 minutes.
Find out more about what you can recycle and Bangor University’s commitment to being the Sustainable University here.