4 A different look at the figures PopulationTotal wasteRecycled wastePercentageWaste per headTorridge56,00028,2287,74627.44%0.50Exeter111,07656,08711,38523.87%Mid Devon70,65736,2968,87424.45%0.52West Devon48,90025,9238,19931.63%0.53East Devon125,52566,80420,07430.05%Teignbridge122,20066,55316,56424.89%0.54South Hams81,90044,80211,28125.18%0.55North Devon88,10051,83214,38627.75%0.59
5 What should we do about waste? Re-thinkReduceRe-useRe-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 ReservesThese functions are associated through a zonation system including:Core area(s)R Research station or experimental research siteTBuffer zone(s)RMThese functions are associated through a zonation system consisting of a core area with minimal human activities - except research and monitoring, which is aimed at protecting the landscape, ecosystems and species it contains (there may be several patchy core areas in a single biosphere reserve). The surrounding area acts as a buffer for the core and accommodates more human activities such as research, environmental education and training as well as tourism and recreation. An outer transition area, or area of cooperation, extends outwards and serves as a liaison with the larger region in which the biosphere reserve lies, and promotes in particular the development concern with activities such as applied research, traditional use or rehabilitation, human settlements, agriculture, fisheries, etc.More information on:M MonitoringTransition area(s)EE Education/trainingT TourismRT
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