As we are increasingly aware, water in the South of England is becoming a precious resource we must not waste.
But we are wasteful in other respects, too. Each person in our area generates around half a tonne of waste per year, of which only 20% is recycled.
The articles in this section highlights CPRE Hampshire's policies and involvement in creating a more sustainable countryside.
- A Water Resource Strategy for the South East of England. (PDF file: 2.85Mb). A comprehensive 65 page report published by CPRE SE Region and written by hydrologist Graham Warren.
It suggests that the region could be short of one billion litres of drinkable water a day if we don't change our approach to water resources. See also the press release.
- Water, Water - Flood or Drought?. Ed Dawson highlights how existing policies could lead to both flood and drought at the same time, with increased housing exacerbating the situation.
He outlines steps for promoting a more rational and sustainable approach to water resources (April 2006).
- Energy Recovery. Report on a visit to Integra South East Energy Recovery Facility at Portsmouth.
Read about the challenges of tackling waste and the use of recycling, energy recovery, and - as a last resort - landfill.
- Illegal Flytipping. Waste in the wrong place! CPRE Hampshire's campaign to combat the problem.
- Waste Disposal. Dealing with asbestos; also a list of general dump sites in Hampshire.
- Did You Know?. Waste and recycling snippets.
- Are We Making The Most Of Our Waste?. "Not yet.." says Don Stewart, describing Hampshire's material and energy recovery facilities (Nov 2006).
- Visit Report. Report on a CPRE Hampshire visit to the recovery facilities at Alton and Chineham in May 2006.
- CPRE's National Policy on Waste (PDF document).
Landfill sites cause many problems. CPRE's approach is based on a 3-level waste hierarchy of 1) minimisation; 2) re-use and recycling; and 3) disposal by incineration and landfill.
This page last updated 8th July 2009
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