> Torridge produced 480 kt of end user CO2 in 2008, the lowest for a local authority in Devon and the eight lowest in the South West.
> Between 2005 and 2008, end user CO2 emissions reduced by 3%.
> Torridge produced the lowest amount of industry and commercial emissions for a local authority in Devon in 2008, and the fifth lowest in the South West.
> Torridge residents were responsible for a total of 7.3 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008, lower than the average for Devon and the South West. This was the third lowest recorded by a local authority in Devon and the eighteenth lowest in the South West.
> Between 2005 and 2008 per capita emissions reduced by 7% in Torridge.
> There are 50 river water bodies within Torridge. Our latest assessment of these classified 10% as poor, 68% as moderate and 22% as good.
> Torridge District Council was not in the top ten lowest producers of residual waste produced however were doing well in the bottom half of the league table in the South West, with 522.75 kg/household.
> Torridge District Council in 2009/10 against the other South West Councils, was in the top half of the recycling league table with 41.32%.
> Devon County Council landfilled 46.45%, however this equated to the largest amount in tonnes landfilled in the South West with 194,720 tonnes.
> The population of Torridge was estimated to be 65,800 in June 2010, 1.2% of the South West’s total population of 5,273,700.
> The number of households in Torridge in 2033 is predicted to be 42.9% (12,000) higher than in 2008, considerably higher than the 30% increase predicted for the region as a whole.
> Larger population centres within Torridge where there is risk of flooding includes Bideford.
> The Torridge area is covered by three Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy's (CAMS): the Tamar; Torridge and Hartland Streams and the Taw and North Devon Streams.
> Torridge citizens had an average eco-footprint of 4.75 gha.
> Devon County Council had an allocation of 156,679 tonnes and only landfilled 133,376 tonnes (85.1%) of their Biodegradable Municipal Waste