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Consumerism Stats [INFOGRAPHIC]

Consumerism Stats [INFOGRAPHIC] | Development geography | Scoop.it

Sometimes it can be difficult to visualize just how much we consume. While purchasing 'green this' and 'eco-friendly that' is all well and good, one of the root causes of our environmental problems is hyper consumption. We simply buy too much of what we don't really need. So, we leave here some statistics on three major topics of consumerism: food, cars and trash...


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Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends

Infographic: Trash and Recycling Trends | Development geography | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how much trash you create over the course of a year? The amount may surprise you! This infographic to show you the dirty details on just how much garbage is generated and recycled across the globe...


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Mind your textile waste: Infographic

Mind your textile waste: Infographic | Development geography | Scoop.it
Here's the skinny on trash trends: Of the roughly 13 million tons of textiles tossed each year, only about 15% are recovered for reuse or recycling.

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Infographic: How many tons of waste goes to landfills in Britain..?

Infographic: How many tons of waste goes to landfills in Britain..? | Development geography | Scoop.it

Britain is beginning to do its bit when it comes to the environment but there are still millions of tonnes of waste being dumped here every year... 

Mat Crocker, head of illegals and waste at the Environment Agency, said: ‘We can’t keep putting waste in the ground indefinitely because there is limited capacity left in England and Wales. 

‘But the good news is that we are taking recycling and reusing more seriously.’

He said more than 40 per cent of household waste was recycled in England last year, compared to just 11 per cent ten years ago. ‘Increased recycling means that the amount of waste we send to landfill has been reduced by nearly half over the past decade,’ he added...

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