What happens to our waste? (B1)

Do you know what happens to our waste? Watch this video by Hampshire County and find out.


You can also try and listen for the words missing in these extracts from the video's transcript:

….Do we ever stop to think about what happens to the things we ______________when they’re unwanted or unusable?.....

……But not only is landfill expensive and bad for the _____________. It’s a waste of materials that have taken time, money and energy to produce……

…….We’ve worked hard to become the best performing county in the UK for using our _____________ waste so that only 10% ends up in landfill…….

……Government and businesses are working to produce lighter packaging and designing better products. And we can help by using things with less packaging reusing old ____________ in new ways and recycling as much as posible……

….Green waste is also collected, composted and sold as an ____________ organic soil conditioner called Pro-Grow, which Hampshire residents can buy…..

….We’ve already made a good start with some of the best ____________ nationally for dealing with household waste but this is only about 20% of the total produced in Hampshire….

….With a growing population and increasing landfill taxes we must start planning now for ____________waste facilities so the waste industry can provide the recycling and energy recovery services our businesses and industries need……


…..Our role is to plan for what happens to waste in the future. This includes planning for new sites as well as ____________ businesses to provide the new facilities we need for dealing with industrial and commercial waste……