Geography-the wasteful world

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differences between LIC and HICs waste production
LICS-produce less waste,poor HIC-rich,can buy more products,consumer society,produce more waste
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Why are HICs increasing the amount of waste they produce?
They are a consumer society. have ability to buy more products therefore generate more waste. Weathly people in HICs.
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types of waste produced by a HIC
domestic,e-waste,
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what does renewable mean?
Resources that won't run out
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what does no-renewable mean?
Resources that cannot be replaced once they have run out
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Adantages of using the renewable energy source wind(turbines)
Advantage: wind turbines can be on land or sea & does not give off green house gases
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Disadvantages of using the renewable energy source wind(turbines)
require regular servicing & offshore turbines may disturb migration patterns of birds
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Advantages of the non-renewable energy source coal
Coal supplies should last for another 250 years & is relatively cheap to mine
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Disadvantages of the non-renewable energy source coal
when burnt it gives of greenhouse gases like co2 & coal is bulky,therefore expensive to transport
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How is energy being wasted in the home?
Heating systems,leaving lights on,leaving tv on,putting things on standby,leaving computer on,leaving tap on
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How is energy being wasted in industry?
worst at wasting chemical,iron and steel,wasted in uk steel and paper industries
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Name some renewable energy sources
solar,wind,tidal,wave,geothermal
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name some non-renewable energy sources
coal,oil,natural gas,nuclear,biomass
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explain the impact that exploiting energy sources can have on the environment
can cause air,noise and water pollution,industrial waste-poision plants and animals,pollute drinking water supplies,change local climate conditions,destroy wildlife habitats
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How does the HIC Germany dispose of its waste?
domestic waste-one of 160 landfill sites or one of 68 incinerators or recycling it. Germany recycle 60% of domestic waste. Low level nuclear waste-at home. High level nuclear waste-stored in Siberia. Toxic waste-LICS like Albania
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Solutions to energy wastage at a domestic scale
wind turbines,solar power,double glazing,loft insulation,cavity wall insulation
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Solutions to energy wastage at a national scale
low carbon building programme-gave goverant grants and e-day
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solutions to energy wastage at a local scale
community energy scheme
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What does surplus mean?
A condition in which a utility system can supply more energy than is required to serve the loads of that system.More energy than needed,an excess amount
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What does deficit mean?
not enough energy
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Why are HICs increasing the amount of waste they produce?

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They are a consumer society. have ability to buy more products therefore generate more waste. Weathly people in HICs.

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types of waste produced by a HIC

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what does renewable mean?

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