Obtain some figures for recycling in different regions of the UK
Table of Contents
1.0 - Introduction
2.0 - What is recycling and what is the reason for it
3.0 - Household waste
4.0 - Commercial and industrial recycling
5.0 - London result by WPA table
6.0 - revision and Error
7.0 -Types of revision
* Schedule revision
* Non-schedule revision
8.0 - References
The purpose of this report is too investigate figures for recycling in different regions of UK and discusses any increase or decreased for each of the figures. A brief history of recycling is initially outlined. And also an explanation of what recycling is and what is the reason for it. The discussion then is focused on the topic that has divided into two categories of household and commercial and industrial wastes and highlighting the purposes of individual campaigns in the individual regions. Furthermore the selected four regions are; Harrow, Lewis ham, Westminster and City of London. These are during the timeframe of 2006 to 2011.
Recycling in the areas as mentioned above has encouraged by the government due to the different reasons. This is because although the individual regions have wastes to manage they have different quantities due to differentials in economic, industrials and general activities taking place in the chosen regions.
In early pre-industrial times, waste was disposed of in the ground where it would act as compost, eventually the change from nomadic hunter-gatherer to agriculturist meant that waste could no longer be left as it was and thus pushed forward towards the growing problem of garbage disposal. This soon gave rise to the need of recycling.
2. What is recycling and what is the reason for it
Recycling is a method through which present materials are processed with aim of producing newer products. This method would reduce energy usage and air pollution from incineration and water pollution from land field. The reason for recycling is that it could save energy, Material Conservation, Reduction of Rubbish in Landfills and Helping the Environment. This idea is also extend the life of something that has previously served its purpose all the while focusing on the prevention of useful materials.
3, The Proportion of collected HOUSEHOLD waste that is recycled or composted
The graph above clearly states that Harrow has increased from 10% in 2004/5 to 50% in 2010/11. This shows that Harrow has ranks the second highest in London for household recycling and composting, the reason for this increase is because the government has said we must recycle and compose 40% of our waste by the end of 2010. If we do not reach this target, we will be fined and the cost will be passed on to the resident’s council tax.
As the graph shows Lewis ham has increased from 10% in 2004/5 to 22% in 2007/8, and it has dramatically decreased to 20.5% in 2008/9. This is because there were not enough recycling bins for Lewis ham so the local council advised members of the community to share recycling bins or even wrap it up in a black bag and stick it in the garden attraction foxes. In addition Lewis ham has one of the lowest rates of the waste to landfill in London at Only 10%. This is because a large proportion of the waste is incinerated
Westminster has increased from 15% in 2004/5 to 25.3% which suggest that it has one of the lowest household recycling and composting rate in London. Household recycling and composting in Westminster has increased but the rate of household composting is low this is due to housing stock, Less than 20% of residents have gardens.
London has increased from 14% in 2004/5 to 39% in 2010/11. This has increased but composting remains low due to the prevalent of flats and absence of private gardens. If the initiatives