Collecting municipal waste costs 3 times more than disposal so we need to support the policy makers who are encouraging the use of waste recovery, recycling and composting techniques. Almost half of global solid waste (46%) is organic material, with 17% being paper, 10% plastic, 5% glass and 4% metal. Only 1% of all waste gets recycled, with the bulk (59%) ending up in landfills or being dumped (33%). Up to 80% of waste produced is re-usable and recyclable. Take a look at the video clip of our What a Waste Show and see how you can help us to turn our children and communities, by their example, into Waste Warriors.