It is important that you know what strategies your local area has in place to address issues associated with consuming resources such as climate change and the increased demand/diminishing supply of minerals.
Here is the aim of Greenwich council with regards to waste...
Reduce, Reuse, RecycleWhile we encourage local residents to recycle as much as possible, the best thing to do is not to produce waste in the first place. Before buying something, first consider whether you really need it, or if there is anything you can do to reduce the environmental impact of using it.
You may have heard of 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle' - also known as the 'three Rs' or the waste hierarchy. These are the three important steps to help you deal with your waste responsibly, which will benefit the environment.
Create a flow diagram to show what happens to waste in Greenwich and explain why this benefits the planet as well as the local area.
Using examples explain how a local strategy has helped an area become more sustainable with regards to resource use. (6)