We all produce waste in our everyday lives and the UK sends more rubbish to landfill than any other country in the European Union. However, by reducing, reusing and recycling more of our waste we can help save natural resources and protect the environment. This book looks at waste and recycling in the UK, and also at issues which have provoked debate, such as the amount of waste that Britain ships abroad and the use of plastic carrier bags. The information comes from a variety of sources, including government reports and statistics, newspapers and magazine articles, surveys and polls, academic research and literature from charities and lobby groups; articles have been tailored to an 11 to 14 age group. Additionally, at the end of each chapter are two pages of activities relating to the articles and issues raised in that chapter.