Wasteful World Revision

I created this small revivion guide in Year 10 for the topic of Wasteful World. I was so grateful when I found it this year (year11) so I thought I'd share it with you. I didn't include case studies because I think most schools are different. Hope it helps!

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Wasteful
World
HIC
and
LIC
Waste
Production
HICs
produce
far
more
waste
than
LICs.
This
is
because
of
the
consumer
society.
HICs
have
the
ability
to
buy
more
products
and
therefore
produce
waste.
20%
of
the
worlds
people
who
live
in
HICs
account
for
86%
of
consumption
of
world
products.
The
poorest
20%
consume
only
1.3%.
With
HICs
buying
more
of
the
worlds
products
it
is
inevitable
that
they
will
produce
more
waste.
Municipal
Waste
is
collected
from
homes,
schools
and
businesses.
It
includes
packaging,
organic
waste
and
bulky
waste.
Carbon
Footprint
-
The
amount
of
greenhouse
gasses
released
into
the
atmosphere
by
a
person
or
company
per
capita.
Types
of
Energy
Non-Renewable
Description
Advantages
Disadvantages
Fuel
Coal
Formed
from
fossilised
plants,
-
Easy
to
mine
and
-
Gives
off
a
lot
of
this
can
be
found
either
close
to
convert
into
energy
greenhouse
gases
the
surface
or
it
has
to
mined
-
Supplies
should
last
from
deep
underground.
It
must
another
250
years
be
burnt
to
produce
energy.
-
Cheap
Oil
Produced
from
fossilised
animals.
-
Cheap
to
mine
and
-
Gives
off
greenhouse
Lakes
of
oil
are
found
easy
to
convert
gases
underground.
Pipes
are
put
down
-
Should
last
another
50
to
pump
out.
Burnt
to
produce
years
energy.
Natural
Gas
Methane
gases
are
trapped
-
Cheap
to
mine
and
-
Gives
off
greenhouse
between
rocks.
Pipes
pump
out
easy
to
convert
gases
the
gases
and
burnt
to
produce
-
gives
off
les
energy.
greenhouse
gases
-
Should
last
70
years
Nuclear
Produced
from
uranium
and
-
Gives
off
a
lot
of
-
Nuclear
reactors
are
obtained
by
mining.
Energy
is
energy
expensive
to
build
and
run
produced
when
the
atoms
split
-
Raw
materials
last
a
-
Nuclear
waste
is
or
joined
together
in
nuclear
long
time
radioactive
and
highly
reactors.
-
No
greenhouse
gases
toxic
-
Comes
with
many
dangers
Biomass
This
is
decaying
plant
or
animal
-
Cheap
and
readily
-
When
burnt
it
gives
off
matter.
organic
matter
which
can
available.
green
house
gases
be
used
to
provide
energy
e.g.
oil
If
plants
are
re-grown
it
-
If
large
areas
of
land
are

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After
being
treated
it
is
renewable
being
used
can
cause
food
can
be
used
to
fuel
diesel
shortage
problems.
engines.
Wood
This
is
obtained
from
felling
-
Cheap
and
readily
-
When
burnt
it
gives
off
trees.
The
trees
are
burnt
to
available
greenhouse
gases
provide
energy.…read more

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Disposal
method
Advantages
Disadvantages
Landfill
-
Former
quarries
can
be
filled
in
and
-
Precious
land
is
used
to
dump
waste
the
land
reused
-
The
waste
can
rot
and
cause
problems
later
on
-
Cheap
Incineration
-
The
heat
that
is
produced
in
the
-
Fumes
are
emitted
when
waste
is
burned
incineration
can
be
used
to
make
-
The
factories
visually
pollute
the
surrounding
electricity
area
-
Jobs
are
created
in
incineration
plants
Recycling
-
Less
waste
is
put
into
landfill
or
-…read more

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How
to
Save
Energy
in
the
Home
Hot
water
tank
insulation
jackets
save
heat
energy.
Loft
insulation
prevent
heat
loss
from
the
roof.
Draught
proofing
windows
and
doors
prevents
losing
heat.
Cavity
wall
insulation
prevents
losing
heat
energy
through
gaps
in
the
wall.…read more

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