Presentation on theme: "A ‘rubbish’ lesson.. What does it cost our families? In Ipswich refuse is collected from over 55,000 domestic properties every week. The cost of collecting."— Presentation transcript:
What does it cost our families? In Ipswich refuse is collected from over 55,000 domestic properties every week. The cost of collecting refuse from each home every week is £38 per year. What does it cost each household each week? What is the total yearly charge to Ipswich households to have their rubbish collected?
How much rubbish is not recycled? In 2005 about 380kg of rubbish, per person, was buried in landfill sites in the UK. The UK population is about 60 million. How much rubbish was that?
22.6 million tonnes of waste was put into landfills in the UK in 2004/5. The UK came first….. In the total rubbish dumped!
The facts (data) The UK dumped 22.6 million tonnes of rubbish The other countries with the highest amount of household rubbish thrown into landfill were Italy at 17.6 million tonnes and Spain at 14.2m. France sent around 12 million tonnes to landfill, Poland 8.6m and Germany 7.3m Draw a bar chart to show this information.
The good news….. Between 2005/6 and 2006/7, the proportion of household waste which was recycled or composted rose from 27.1% to 30.7%, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. And the amount being sent to landfill fell from 17.9 million tonnes to 16.9 million tonnes
The bad news…… The Local Government Association warned that an area of 109 square miles was already used as landfill in the UK. if the current trend continues, the UK could run out of landfill space in under nine years.