> Devon produced 6096kt end user CO2 emissions in 2008, the highest for any County or Unitary authority in the South West.
> Between 2005 and 2008, end user CO2 emissions decreased in Devon by 6%.
> Devon produced the highest emissions of any County or Unitary authority in the South West, for Domestic, Road Transport and Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF, 345kt). Devon also had the second highest CO2 emissions for Industry and Commercial use.
> Devon residents were responsible for a total of 8.2 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008, 5% higher than the South West average.
> Between 2005 and 2008 per capita emissions reduced by 8% in Devon
> Between 1993 and 2009, the total number of vehicle miles travelled within the Devon area increased by 28%.
> 7,722 million vehicle kilometres were made in Devon Authority area in 2009. This was the highest recorded by a unitary or county council in the South West, accounting for almost 16% of the regional total.
> There are 10 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in Devon (not inc Plymouth and Torbay). This was the highest reported for a unitary/county authority in the South West.
> There are 373 river water bodies within Devon. Our latest assessment of these classified 1% as bad, 9.3% as poor, 57.4% as moderate and 32.2% as good.
> Devon County Council in 2009/10 had the fourth highest level of recycling in the South West with 57.2%.
> Devon County Council landfilled 46.45%, however this equated to the largest amount in tonnes landfilled in the South West with 194,720 tonnes in 2009/10.
> In June 2010, the population of Devon was 749,900. This made up 14.2% of the total population of the South West, of 5,273,700.
> The number of households in Devon in 2033 is predicted to be 30.3% (98,000 households) greater than in 2008, identical to the 30% increase predicted for the region, and above the 21.1% predicted for England.
> Larger population centres within Devon where there is risk of flooding include: Lynmouth, Exeter, Bideford, Newton Abbott, Shaldon and Ringmore.
> There are 6 Catchment Area Management Strategies across Devon. These include : Tamar (shared with Cornwall); Exe; Taw and North Devon Streams; Torridge and Heartland Streams; Otter,Sid, Axe and Lim Streams and Teign, Torbay and South Hams.
> Devon County Council had an allocation of 156,679 tonnes and only landfilled 133,376 tonnes (85.1%) of their Biodegradable Municipal Waste.