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1 UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Recycling Tom Hynes, Countryside Officer Northern Devon Coast and Countryside Service

2 Devon Recycling figures

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4 A different look at the figures Population Total waste Recycled waste Percentage Waste per head Torridge56,00028,2287, % 0.50 Exeter111,07656,08711, % 0.50 Mid Devon70,65736,2968, % 0.52 West Devon48,90025,9238, % 0.53 East Devon125,52566,80420, % 0.53 Teignbridge122,20066,55316, % 0.54 South Hams81,90044,80211, % 0.55 North Devon88,10051,83214, % 0.59

5 What should we do about waste? Re-think Reduce Re-use Re-cycle

6 How does waste impact on biodiversity? David Barnes of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) found that man-made rubbish in the seas, especially plastics, has almost doubled the spread of alien species in the subtropics and more than tripled it at high latitudes. Plastic bags and turtles

7 Biosphere Reserves These functions are associated through a zonation system including: R R M E T w Core area(s) w Buffer zone(s) w Transition area(s) R Research station or experimental research site M Monitoring E Education/training T Tourism T

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10 Existing Biosphere Reserve Area and potential Area following UNESCO’s recommendation

11 What is at stake in our area?

12 Waste and Climate Change Transport of waste adds Green House Gases Production of Methane in Landfill Is waste to energy a good thing? Lock up carbon in plants

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14 Reducing your ecological footprint Energy efficiency and source Waste Buying local Travel wisely What do you use..water, food, etc The home you live in

15 How can we make this Biosphere Reserve a better place for others to learn from? Over to you


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