Defra has published its thirteenth edition of this booklet which you can order or download from the DEFRA website.
This latest edition focuses on the themes of waste, recycling and sustainable consumption.
Some key statistics include:
- In 2008, 54 million tonnes of waste were sent to landfill. This equates to a 33% decrease from 2000/01 when the total was 80 million tonnes.
- The energy we use at home has fallen by 3% between 2000 and 2007 and over the same period carbon dioxide emissions associated with this consumption fell by 5%.
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