In Permaculture Principles: Part I, the need to create a yield within the system that we design was outlined. In this section, the focus will turn to the subject of waste. And let’s be honest, we are extremely wasteful creatures. According to a DEFR (2015) report, in the UK alone, households produce close to 30 million tonnes of waste per year, commercial and industrial waste, although significantly lower than in 2004 (this figure could be due to methodological differences in data collection, as opposed to a downward trend in the production of waste), creates approximately 45 million tonnes, and the construction industry, 100 million tonnes of waste.
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