> Plymouth produced 1,414 kt of end user CO2 in 2008, the sixth highest for a local authority in the South West. Between 2005 and 2008, end user CO2 emissions decreased by 5%.
> Plymouth residents were responsible for a total of 5.5 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008. This was 29% lower than the average for the South West and the fifth lowest for a local authority in the South West.
> Between 2005 and 2008 per capita emissions reduced by 8% in Plymouth.
> Plymouth has the third smallest authority area in the South West, with over 84,000m2 within its realm, 0.3% of the South West area. The largest proportion of land in Plymouth is classified as green space, accounting for 35 ,000m2 or 42% of its total area.
> 1,362 million vehicle kilometres were made in Plymouth unitary authority area in 2009. This was the sixth lowest recorded by a unitary or county council, accounting for just 2.8% of the regional total.
> Between 1993 and 2009, the total number of vehicle miles travelled within Plymouth area increased by 16% (197 million km).
> There are 5 river water bodies within Plymouth. Our latest assessment of these classified 100% as moderate.
> In 2009/10, Plymouth City Council had the fourth highest amount of residual waste in the South West with 680.84 kg/household. This was the highest produced in Devon
> Plymouth City Council in 2009/10 had the fifth lowest amount of recycling in the South West with 31.25%
> Plymouth landfilled 82,629 tonnes, which was the eighth highest amount of tonnes landfilled in the South West.
> The resident population of Plymouth in June 2010 was estimated to be 258,700.
> Plymouth City Council need to build around 30,000 new homes. Their target is to build 80% of new homes on brown field sites (previously developed land) by 2026. The target includes 12,250 homes to be built by 2016.
> Plymouth is predicted to have a household increase of 23.6% between 2008 and 2033, a total of 26,000 additional households. This is below the 30% predicted increase for the South West. Within Plymouth there are a few areas with higher concentrations of properties at risk of flooding. These include Devonport and Plympton.
> There is a Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy (CAMS) for the Tamar. It sets out how the Environment Agency will manage water abstraction until 2014 for the Tamar catchment.
> Plymouth citizens had an average eco-footprint of 4.38 gha. This was the lowest recorded in both Devon and the South West Region
> Plymouth City Council had an allocation of 73,063 tonnes and only landfilled 63,041 tonnes (86.3%) of their BMW.