Facts and Figures
|UK DOMESTIC WATER USAGE|
|Car Washing, Dripping Taps and Leakages||32.5%|
|Flushing toilets and Waste Disposal||32%|
|Washing, Baths and Showers||17%|
|Gardening and outside||03%|
|VOLUMES OF WATER USED IN UK HOMES|
|1 BATH||= 80 LITRES OF WATER|
|GRAVITY SHOWER||= 35 Litres per shower (3 to 5 minutes)|
|POWER SHOWER||= 80 Litres per shower (3 to 5 minutes)|
|FLUSHING TOILET||= 8 litres per flush new toilets|
|=20 litres per flush old toilets|
|DISHWASHER||= 25 Litres per wash|
|WASHING MACHINE||= 65 Litres per wash|
|WATER THE GARDEN||= 540 Litres of water per session.|
|WASHING THE CAR|
|with a Bucket||= 32 Litres of water (8 buckets)|
|with a Hose Pipe||= 400 - 480 Litres of water|
Scource:- UswitchUSaveUSmile 2010
20% OF THE HUMAN POPULATION OF THE WORLD DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER]
Source: Blue Peter Book on Food and Drink
At home the average UK family of 4 uses 5 trees worth of paper every year. Over 60% of all UK household waste could be recycled 15,000,000 plastic bottles are used each day in the UK. The UK has approximately 10 to 15 years left of landfill Over 60% of school waste sent to landfill could be reused and/or recycled.
Is this a Sustainable way for us to act?
We are loosing one football pitch of primary tropical rainforest every minute and we cannot get the primary trees back.
Since the 1960's the UK has got rid of over 150,000 miles of hedges. Hedgehogs are now an endangered species.
It is reported that 26% of the Human population of the World is using 86% of the world's natural materials
There are 7,000,000,000 (7 billion) humans on the planet Earth 1,000,000,000 humans are starving
Source: United NationsIn the UK we waste/throw away 1,600,000 fresh edible bananas everyday.
In the UK we waste/throw away 1,300,000 unopened fresh yoghurts everyday.
In the UK we waste/throw away 600,000 whole fresh uncooked eggs everyday.
In the UK we waste/throw away 1,200,000 untouched fresh sausages everyday.
In the UK we waste/throw away 20,000,000 slices of bread everyday.
Is this fair? Is this right? Do we in our world think the planet (our Home) has or is an endless supply of everything?
SUSTAINABILITY/ENVIRONMENTYoung People's Trust for the Environment
Young people's charity aiming to encourage young people's understanding of the environment and the need for sustainability.
WASTE/REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLERecycle Zone
Waste Watch. Fun, activities, recycler zone, FREE educational resources. Lots of information.
Provide a range of recycled materials available for craft work and play.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in other parts of the world.
Free teaching ideas. (Could be adapted for pre-school settings.)
Free resources and downloads including Barnaby Bear in Brazil
Useful fact sheets about water, case studies of children in different countries, disease, sanitation and technology.
FOR NATUREWoodland Trust
Free activity packs to download, sapling packs and a Kids Club.
RSPB Kids make and do, what's on near to you, play, competitions.
Games resources, videos, free downloads, competitions, things to make and do for school and the family.
Information on trees and tree conservation. Information can be adapted for all ages.
Supporting local diversity across the UK
TRANSPORT/TRAVELNational Bike Week
Bike week events offer something for everyone and all ages. Schools, Families, companies, and groups. From those who are serious about cycling to those who have never cycled before.
Walk to School
Ideas and suggestions to encourage and promote walking to school not only by the children but staff and parents.
Road Safety Charity with free downloads and factsheets.