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Apart from the very obvious fact that burying a problem doesn’t eliminate it, it just postpones it until some later time, waste dumped on tips produces methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times more climate-changing than the emission of carbon dioxide from the use of fossil fuels.

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I took my Christmas tree to the council site today for mulching, and I couldnt believe how busy the place was with people just chucking stuff out that was perfectly good for someone else, here’s a few examples I saw:

  • shelves
  • a pram
  • a sack barrow
  • some scaffolding
  • a guitar
  • a wheely-bin (ironic)

There should be a way for them to give it to the people that need that stuff, instead of using resources to crush it down and stick it in holes in the ground (what a lovely present for our future generations that will be – don’t need it now? Stick it in a hole in the ground.¬† How is that any sort of solution? ūüė¶ )

  • Turning off lights when you leave a room will save ¬£10 a year and 23kg of CO2 emissions
  • Every home in the UK will have a smart meter by 2020, allowing real-time monitoring of the amount of electricity being used
  • The average household spends ¬£25 a week on fuel and power and produces six tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – twice as much CO2 as the average car emits in the same time

Two fifths of all CO2 emissions are produced by our homes and travel.

EVERY tonne of paper that is recycled saves 7,000 gallons of water and 300 gallons of oil and enough electricity to power an average house for six years.  And you can run a TV for six hours on the amount of energy saved by recycling an aluminium can.

THE winter floods in 2000 were the UK’s worst for 270 years, costing the farming industry nearly ¬£500 million.

OVER the past century, average global temperatures have risen by 0.74 degrees Celcius. Isn’t it time we took notice?

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