London Waste Management

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What are the 2 main environmental challenges facing London?
Increasing volumes of solid waste and land dereliction in the inner city
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How much household waste is generated each year in London
4.4 million tonnes
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How many incinerators burn London's waste
2
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How many landfill sites receive london's waste
18
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How may recycling centres receive London's waste?
23
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How many compost centres receive London's waste
2
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How many energy from waste plants receive waste from London?
2
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What % of London's waste is transported to landfill sites outside London?
76%
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What is the furthest distance London's waste is transported
120km
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Why are clay quarries good for landfill sites?
Clay provides an impermeable barrier that stops toxins leaking into the environment
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How is methane from landfill sites used?
generates electricity for 5000 homes
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Give 3 reasons why landfill is environmentally undesirable
Possible leakages of toxins and methane is a potent greenhouse gas, uses precious land
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How many tonnes of MHW is predicted London will produce by 2020
6.5 million tonnes
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What does MHW stand for?
Municipal household waste
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How many people will be added to London's population between 2005 and 2020?
800,000
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Why is exporting waste outside the capital undesirable?
Extends London's ecological footprint
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Define 'ecological footprint'
The amount of productive land and water a given population requires to support the resources it consumes and the absorption of its wastes
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How many times more of its current rate of recycling does London need to do to achieve its target
6
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What has the Mayor of London suggested to improve recycling rates?
A London Single Waste Authority
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What will the consequence if London fails to meet its targets set by the EU
Fines totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds
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