Recent figures suggest that the UK produces around 200 million tonnes of waste each year. With the global population increasing, what is the solution to our waste problem? This book examines UK, European and global waste statistics, looking at why some cities are better at dealing with waste than others. It also looks at the issue of microplastics, examining how they affect our oceans, fly tipping, electronic-waste and food waste. In the second chapter, which deals with tackling waste, topics such as landfills, incineration, recycling and innovative waste solutions are explored.
The information inside comes from a variety of sources, including newspapers, magazines, government reports and charity groups; providing different perspectives on challenging topics. At the end of the book is a selection of activities that will encourage interaction, literacy, critical thinking and independent research. Content is accessible and engaging, tailored primarily towards the 14 to 18 age group.