Sustainability Issues

What materials are grown from plants or animals?
Renewable materials
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What materials are taken from oil, ores and minerals?
Non-Renewable materials
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What are the 6Rs?
REDUCE; REPAIR; RECYCLE; RE-USE; RE-THINK; REFUSE
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Define and Explain the term Reduce
DEFINITION: Reduce the amount of raw materials used to manufacture products; EXPLANATION; Fewer natural resources will be used up and energy will also be saved
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Define and explain the term Repair
DEFINITION; Products should be designed sk that they can easily be repaired if they break; EXPLANATION: Natural resources and energy costs will be saved and products will be cheaper for the consumer
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Define and explain the term Recycle
DEFINITION: Wate and 'end of life' materials should be recycled rather than being put into landfill sites; EXPLANATION: This will reduce the amount of materuak in kandfill sites and will reduce the use of raw materials
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Give TWO reasons why plastic is not considered to be environmentally friendly
It's a non-renewable resouce; it's not biodegradable
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Why does packaging have symbols on it?
To identify materials that can be recycled and so we know how to dispose of certain materials
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What does the green dot symbol show?
If a fee has been paid to recover the packaging
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If an old machiene was dismantled and the parts are used again will it be reused or recycled?
RE-USED
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If an old machiene was melred down and the materials were used again would it be reused or recycled?
RECYCLED
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Re-using products reduces the amount of processing needed. Give TWO reasons why this is a benefit?
Products are more environmentally friendly and products are cheaper
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Give an example of a material/product that could be re-used
Refilling plastic bottles
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What unit is carbon footprint measured in?
Carbon Dioxide
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What is the definition of product miles?
The number of miles a product travels in its lifetime
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What is the usual order of transport for any product?
Source material to primary processor ----> Material to the factory ----> Product to the distributor ----> Distributor to the retail outlet ----> Retail outlet to the user's home ----> From home to recycling or tip
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Approximately what percentage of crude oil goes towards the manufacture of plastics?
7%
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In what three ways can plastics be disposed of/re-used at the ebd of their life?
Burning; Landfill sites; Recycling
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What materials are taken from oil, ores and minerals?

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Non-Renewable materials

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What are the 6Rs?

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Define and Explain the term Reduce

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Define and explain the term Repair

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