AQA GCSE Geography Pre-release Resources

AQA GCSE Pre-release Figure 1 Multiple Choice Quiz

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How many million tonnes of waste did the UK produce in 2018?

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The UK produced 225 million tonnes of waste in 2018.

In 2018 how much waste was produced by the construction and demolition industry?

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The construction and demolition industry produced 140 million tonnes of waste in 2018.

In 2018 the construction and demolition industry produced 140 million tonnes of waste out of a total of 225 million tonnes. What percentage of UK waste was produced by the construction and demolition industry in 2018?

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The construction and demolition industry produced 62.2% of the UK's waste in 2018. The calculation for this is 140/225 x 100.

How much waste was generated by households in 2018?

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27 million tonnes of waste was generated by households in 2018.

In 2018 households produced 27 million tonnes of waste out of a total of 225 million tonnes. What percentage of UK waste was produced by households in 2018?

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Households produced 12% of the UK's waste in 2018. The calculation for this is 27/225 x 100.

How much of all the food each person in the UK buys is estimated to be thrown away each year?

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Each person is estimated to throw away 10-15% of all the food they buy.

How much does food waste cost the average family in the UK each year?

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It is estimated that food waste costs an average family £800 per year.

On average, how much food is thrown away by each person in the UK?

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On average 69 kg/year of waste is thrown away by each person in the UK.

On average, 1 in 6 meals in hospitality/catering is wasted. Calculate the percentage of meals wasted.

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Identify the waste management technique described below: The decomposition of waste material by bacteria.

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Identify the waste management technique described below: The natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertiliser.

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Identify the waste management technique described below: The destruction of waste material by burning it.

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Identify the waste management technique described below: The disposal of waste material by burying it.

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Identify the waste management technique described below: The process of extracting and reusing useful substances found in waste.

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Approximately, what percentage of all UK waste is disposed of via landfill?

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Approximately, what percentage of all UK waste is not disposed of via landfill?

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45% is disposed of via landfill which means 55% is not disposed of via landfill.

How many landfill sites are there in the UK?

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True or false? Many landfill sites in the UK will be full within the next few years.

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True or false? Incineration can be used to heat water and generate electricity.

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How much did the recycling rate in England increase between 2000 and 2010?

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True or false? The increase in the rate of recycling has recently slowed and the overall recycling rate is less than the 2020 EU target of 50%.

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Which of the following are produced by anaerobic digestion?

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True or false? Fertiliser generated from anaerobic digestion can be used to generate electricity.

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Methane produced by anaerobic digestion can be used to generate electricity.

Soil conditioner is a product of which waste disposal method?

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What is the 2035 government target for recycling waste?

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What is the current rate of recycling in the UK?

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Where is the highest rate of recycling in England?

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What percentage of UK councils provide recycling bins in parks and other spaces?

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True or false? Generally, large urban areas have lower rates of recycling compared to rural areas.

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What percentage of waste was recycled in England in 2010?

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Until March 2018 who was the largest importer of waste from the UK?

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Of the UKs top five plastic waste export destinations, which country received 18.4%? You can use a calculator to work this out.

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True or false? China's ban on importing waste has resulted in more plastic being incinerated, sent to landfill, or simply illegally dumped.

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True or false? China has completely banned importing plastic waste.

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China has stopped importing plastic waste unless it is totally clean.

Which of the following is an example of a more sustainable waste economy?

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