Municipal Recycling & Waste Strategy - Assumptions: Demographic

Created 4 years ago, updated 3 years ago

This section outlines the assumptions we have used as a basis for Barnet Council’s Municipal Recycling & Waste Strategy and the various evidence collated that supports them

D1 - Over the next 15 years there will be significant household growth in Barnet, which will lead to an increase in total tonnages of waste collected

D2 - The smaller the number of people per household the more waste is generated per person. An increase in the number of flats in Barnet is likely to mean fewer people per household and more waste generated per resident

D3 - Waste production is linked to the economy. When disposable income grows waste production increases. Therefore there is likely to be growth in household waste as the economy grows

D4 - Resident behaviour and changes in the use of technology will result in paper tonnage continuing to decrease and cardboard tonnage continuing to increase

D5 - Long term changes in waste composition are unknown but light weighting of packaging is likely to continue, which will present a challenge to the Council in meeting recycling targets

D6 - Barnet has a population inflow of around 8 per cent on a yearly basis. This has significant performance and cost implications in relation to engaging and communicating with new residents and means there could be benefits achieved from delivering services or commuications jointly with other authorities

D7 - There is no evidence for this assumption, therefore it is not supported

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