Globally we produce more than 3.5 million tonnes of solid waste per day.
The World Bank projects this to increase to 6 million tonnes per day by 2025. The waste from cities alone would fill a line of rubbish trucks 5,000km long every day Of the 1.9 billion tonnes collected annually, 70% is taken to landfills and dumps.
In the UK our annual waste generation is over 250 million tonnes a year, Landfill space in the UK is running out and costs of disposal are rising steeply.
Fly-tipping costs councils in England and Wales over £50 million a year.