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Geography Case Studies

Choose a High Income Country (HIC) you have studied. Explain how it
disposes of different types of waste (6)

Chosen Country: Germany

Germany disposes of its domestic waste by either sending it to one
of 160 landfill sites, one of 68 incinerators, or by recycling it.…

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High Income Countries (HICs) tend to have a higher carbon footprint
than Middle or Lower Income Countries (MICs and LICs). For example,
the USA has 38 CO² per capita and is a HIC. The figure for China, a
MIC, is much lower a 4 CO² per capita, and Chad, a…

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The Energy Saving Trust has recommended that energy efficiency
measures should be put in place in homes to reduce to the amount of
energy wastage. For example, double glazed windows can be installed
for £5000. Without double glazing 35% of the heat is lost through the
windows. With double glazing…

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The Eastcroft District Heating Scheme in Nottingham is an example
of a local scale solution to energy wastage. The scheme involves
burning 150,000 tonnes of waste a year in an incinerator. The steam
produced is then used to heat 1000 homes in the St Ann's area,
Nottingham Trent University and…

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their property. The money could be spent on a number of energy
efficiency measures, such as installing double glazed windows and
putting in loft insulation. This reduces energy wastage as less heat is
lost through walls and windows, so less heating will be used in the
home. In total, £1.8…


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