Environment strategic assessment

The environment strategic assessment highlights the key issues around the environment in Poole. It is part of a series of papers highlighting key issues in Poole.

The paper includes data on household and municipal waste, domestic energy consumption, total energy consumption by broad sectors, emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide and noise pollution. It concludes with a brief reference as to how residents feel about the local environment.

Key findings

  • in Poole, the percentage of household waste sent for recycling, reuse or composting has increased from 23% in 2004/5 to 40% in 2010/11.
  • the percentage of all municipal waste in Poole sent to landfill fell from 79% to 47% over the same period.
  • the average consumption of domestic electricity per meter point in Poole fell by 5% between 2007 and 2009.
  • the average consumption of domestic gas per meter point in Poole fell by 13% between 2007 and 2009.
  • 40% of total energy consumption in Poole is by the industrial and commercial sector, 40% by the domestic sector and the remaining 20% by transport.
  • nitrogen dioxide levels along a section of Ashley Road are relatively high. 


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Page last updated: 25 April 2019
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