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  • What do you think about this post? What would this mean for you?
  • How can a city reduce it’s eco-footprint
    • You will be thinking about the ways in which a city can reduce its eco-footprint
    • To assess how London is reducing its eco-footprint by reducing:
      • energy consumption
      • waste generation
  • What could be the future for sustainable city developments?
    • London could lead the way in reducing it’s eco-footprint by an alternative way of re-developing brownfield sites
    • Introducing…
    • … BedZed
    • The Beddington Zero Energy Development near Croydon, Greater London.
  • Bedzed
    • Using the information given to you, classify it according to the types of sustainability it addresses
    • You will see how this development it reducing the eco-footprint of this area in London.
    • ‘ Beddington Zero Energy Development is the UK’s largest mixed use sustainable community. It was designed to create a thriving community in which ordinary people could enjoy a high quality of life, while living within their fair share of the Earth’s resources. ‘
    • http://www.bioregional.com/what-we-do/our-work/bedzed/
  • Future choices
    • How else can we cut down on waste?
    • Direct variable charging : recyclables are collected free of charge and ‘pay as you throw’ policies are applied to everything else.
    • Producer/Polluter pays principle : the company that produces the waste items is charged. The costs of products would reflect their life-cycle. Items like disposable nappies would be high-cost items.
  • e.g. Germany
    • Germany produces 30 million tons of garbage annually.
    • The Green Dot system has been one of the most successful recycling initiatives, which has literally put packaging on a diet.
    • The crux is that manufacturers and retailers have to pay for a "Green Dot" on products: the more packaging there is, the higher the fee.
    • This clever system has led to less paper, thinner glass and less metal being used, thus creating less garbage to be recycled. The net result: a drastic decline of about one million tons less garbage than normal every year.
    • While Britain landfills around 75 per cent of its waste, Germans send virtually the same amount to the recyclers