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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:
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
The Beddington Zero Energy Development near Croydon, Greater London.
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. ‘
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.
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