> East Dorset produced 574 kt of end user CO2 in 2008 and was the second highest in Dorset.
> Between 2005 and 2008, end user CO2 emissions decreased in East Dorset by 6%
> East Dorset produced the lowest amount of emissions in land use, land use change and forestry in the South West (-7kt).
> East Dorset residents were responsible for a total of 6.5 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008, lower than Dorset and the South West. East Dorset had the equal eleventh lowest per capita emissions in the South West, out of 45 local authorities.
> Between 2005 and 2008 per capita emissions reduced by 8.5% in East Dorset
> There are 11 river water bodies within East Dorset. Our latest assessment of these classified 18.2% as moderate and 81.8% as good.
> East Dorset 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 477.60 kg/household
> East Dorset District Council in 2009/10 against the other South West Councils, was in the top half of the recycling league table with 41.85% .
> Dorset County Council landfilled 103,893 tonnes, which was the sixth highest amount of tonnes landfilled in the South West. However, this was also the fifth lowest percentage landfilled (47.94%) in the South West.
> The population of East Dorset was estimated to be 87,800 in June 2010, 1.7% of the South West’s total population of 5,273,700.
> Between 2008-2033, the number of households in East Dorset are predicted to increase by 21.1% from 38,000 to 46,000. This is lower than the 30% increase predicted for the Region.
> The largest population centre at risk of flooding in East Dorset is Wimborne Minster.
> East Dorset is covered by the major CAMS of the Dorset Stour.
> In 2006, East Dorset had the highest eco footprint in Dorset with 5.09gha. This was also the second highest recorded in the region.
> Dorset County Council had an allocation of 82,565 tonnes and only landfilled 72,865 tonnes (88.3%) of their Biodegradable Municipal Waste.