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Waste
Management
Generating less waste and changing the ways waste is disposed of can reduce
our impact on the environment and the number of resources we use…read more

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UK Targets
Agenda 21 sets sustainability targets for UK's councils to meet ­ this has led to an
increase in recycling
The EU wants 35% of all waste recycled by 2015 and 50% by 2020
In 2008 45% of waste was recycled or composted
The Barwe
ll
Recycling
and
Household
Waste Site
now recyc
les
74% of its
waste…read more

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Landfill
Burying rubbish ­ it is short-term and unsustainable
It releases CO2 and methane
In the UK, it is responsible for 35% of all methane emissions
There is a chance it will pollute groundwater
It wastes resources that can be reused or recycled…read more

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Energy Recovery
Waste that can't be composted, recycled or reused can be burnt to generate heat
and electricity
It reduces the use of fossil fuels but produces CO2 and other emissions…read more

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It uses 2
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more en x
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to make
Recycling alumini
cans fro
raw
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materia
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Turning waste materials into new products e.g. plastic bottles are turned into
fleeces
Advantages
Quicker and cheaper than making products from scratch
Uses less energy than you would need to make new products 55% of the
UK's
Reduces demand for raw materials
recycled
Less of an environmental impacts as it limits deforestation paper is
Reduces waste going to landfill sent to
China
Issues
Not everyone bothers
It costs money as an initial investment is needed to set up recycling plants
UK's material is often sent abroad to be recycled and transportation produces emissions…read more

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Mr A Gibson

Transport and Waste management - this presentation covers both of them using a plethora of relevant examples. The examples include enough facts and fugures for you to hit the top marks in the longer questions.

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