Environmental impact

Youcan Recycling is dedicated to making an environmental difference in our local community. See below to learn about CO2 emissions, the impacts of CO2 and how Youcan Recycling is tackling the problem. 


Reducing Carbon Emissions 


Manufacturing recycled cardboard saves 4,100 kilowatt-hours of energy.

One ton of recycled cardboard saves around seventeen 30-feet tall trees and 463 gallons of oil.


20 recycled aluminum cans can be created with the amount of energy it takes to manufacture one new can.

33 cans saves around 7 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity and one ton of recycled aluminum saves around 40 oil barrels, 14,000 kWh of energy, and 10 cubic yards of landfill space.


One ton of recycled plastic saves 5,774 Kilowatt-hours of energy, 30.4 cubic yards of landfill space, 1,000 to 2,000 gallons of gasoline and around 16 barrels of oil.

Effects of CO2

CO2 has many negative effects on our planet

Rising sea levels

Reduction of ozone layer

Increased extreme weather

Spread of disease

Damaging effects on ecosystem

To learn more about CO2 Click Here


Social impact and our goals

Youcan Recycling has a main purpose of creating paid employment opportunities for people with additional support needs. This addresses the problem of Social Exclusion and helps our employees feel part of the community.

We are passionate about this purpose, which is the reason we have set up as a Social Enterprise.

It is difficult to type about the impacts we make here at Youcan Recycling so here is a short video to help us explain.


Benefits to our employees

How paid employment makes the difference

Increases Confidence

Builds Teamwork Skills

Improves Social Experiences

Earning Own Income

Community Involvment

Any questions?

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by Lionsight Solutions

Head office

9 Quayside Mews

Camperdeown Street

Dundee DD1 3HZ


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