> Poole produced 947 kt of end user CO2 in 2008, the sixteenth highest total for a local authority in the South West (out of 45).
> Between 2005 and 2008 end user CO2 emissions decreased in Poole by 3%.
> Poole produced the tenth highest amount of industry and commercial emissions and the eleventh highest domestic emissions in the South West. Poole had the joint fourth lowest emissions from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry in the South West.
> Poole residents were responsible for a total of 6.7 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008, lower than both Dorset and the South West figures.
> Between 2005 and 2008 per capita emissions reduced by 5% in Poole.
> 811 million vehicle kilometres were made in Poole County unitary authority area in 2009. This was the fourth lowest recorded by a unitary or county council, accounting for just 1.67% of the regional total.
> Between 1993 and 2009, the total number of vehicle kilometres travelled within Poole area increased by 11%.
> There are five river water bodies within Poole. Our latest assessment of these classified 100% as moderate.
> Poole Borough Council had the sixth highest amount of residual waste in the South West with 666.42 kg/household in 2009/10. This was the highest to be produced in Dorset.
> Poole Borough Council in 2009/10 against the other South West Councils, was in the top half of the recycling league table with 40.9%.
> Poole Borough Council landfilled 50,409 tonnes, which was the sixth lowest amount of tonnes landfilled in the South West. However, they were also the seventh highest percentage landfilled (57.27%) in the South West.
> The population of Poole was estimated to be 142,100 in June 2010, 2.7% of the South West’s total population of 5,273,700.
> Between 2008 and 2033, the number of households in Poole is predicted to increase by 19.7% from 61,000 to 73,000. This is lower than the 30% increase predicted for the Region and for England (26.7%).
> Poole is covered by two CAMS - the Frome, Piddle and West Dorset CAMS and Dorset Stour.
> In 2006, Poole had an eco footprint of 4.58gha
> Dorset County Council had an allocation of 82,565 tonnes and only landfilled 72,865 tonnes (88.3%) of their Biodegradable Municipal Waste.