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Reducing Resource Consumption


Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution

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Reducing Resource Consumption


Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution

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Discuss different ways that humans could reduce the consumption of resources.

 

The  conservation of resources is the management of the human use of natural resources to provide the maximum benefit to current generations while maintaining capacity to meet the needs of future generations

 
 
 
 

CASE STUDY: WASTE MANAGEMENT IN SWITZERLAND

 Bins to collect different materials for recycling.

Bins to collect different materials for recycling.

  1. Research Switzerland's waste management strategies
  2. Summarise the main points in your notes

 

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National Strategy


Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at reducing the consumption of one resource

National Strategy


Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at reducing the consumption of one resource

 
 

IMPACTS

50% drop in number of plastic bags found on beaches

 

30% drop in plastic bags found on seabed during period of plastic bag charging in Europe

9 in 10 shoppers now carry own bag compared to 7 in 10 before plastic bag charge