geography- sustainable development for the planet

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what is sustainable development?
development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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name the 4 sustainable areas identified in the Uk
climate change+energy-gg emissions should be reduced. Natural resources-limits on these so used more efficiently.sustainable communities-places should have ecotowns+green energy.sustainable consumptions and production-should be controlled.
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large organisations have realised they must be more sustainable. they can achieve this by:
in the manufacturing of the product. in the recycling of packaging material. by encouraging customers to reduce products.by encouraging employees to be more sustainable in the workplace.
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the food industry-explain how asda/walmart recycles all of its plastic packaging to become more sustainable
unwanted packaging was put into a skip that needed collecting 4 times a week. A new baler was installed to compress the waste plastic to 10% of its original size.The Baler compresses plastic+now only 1 collection is needed a week.Collected by compa
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the communications industry-explain whyNokia encourages people to recyle their old phones
over 50 of mobile phones users change their phone every year.100% of the phone can be recycled.44% of old phones are left in drawers at home.old phones can be used in manufacture of trumpets+gold rings.N put info on their website where to find recycl
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a global company-explain how general electric are trying to produce its products in a more sustainable way.
by 2012-it hoped to reduct its fresh water usage by 20%.-expected to save 7.4m cubic metres of water(enough to fill 3000 olympic-sized swimming pools.-achieved by monitoring water usage+improvig water recycling.
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power generation-explain how coal fired power stations are trying to reduce their emissions of the gases(co2,sulphur dioxide+nitrous oxide).
co2-amine scrubbers can be fitted into chimneys of PS.-use amine solutions to remove co2 from the waste gases.SD:if scrubbers fitted into flue of power station 95% of so2 emissions are removed e.g. germany. NO-most PS have systems fitted that will re
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how are workplaces encouraging their employees to be more sustainable?
the use of video conferencing reduces a companies carbon footprint.Internet-being used to send info rather than post.have signs up asking employees to switch off computers+lights at end of day.ask employees to recycle rubbish into different bins.
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what is sustainable transport?
involves maintaining standard of transport that is required for society+the economy to function efficiently without placing too much pressure on the environment.
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name some sustainable transport schemes.
car sharing-if half UK motorists received a lift 1 day a week vehicle congestion+pollution would be reduced by 10%.designed cycle+walking paths within urban area-Milton Keynes has 273km of cycle paths.Road lanes that only allow cars with at least 2 p
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what is park and ride?
schemes that allow shoppers to park their cars in large designated parking areas on the edge of the urban area and catch a bus into the town centre, parking is free but often a charge for bus travel to the city centre.
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describe the london congestion charge
costs 8 pound to enter central london between 7.00am+6.00pm monday to friday.by 2008 the improvements were traffic levels reduced by 21%.65,000 fewer car journeys a day.12%increase in cycle journeys within the zone.12%reduction in the emissions of ni
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describe Cambridge park and ride.
4500 parking spaces available.double decker buses carrying up to 70 passengers leave the parks every 10mins during the day from monday to saturday. costs 2.20 for a return ticket to city centre.
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what is congestion charging?
the practice of making motorists pay to travel into the centre of large urban areas during periods of heaviest use.
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