> Swindon produced 1,745kt of end user CO2 in 2008. This was the third highest for a local authority in the South West.
> Between 2005 and 2008, end user CO2 emissions decreased in Swindon by 2%, from 1,785 kt to 1,745kt.
> Swindon was in the top 5 authorities in the South West for industry and commercial, domestic and road transport emissions. Swindon residents were responsible for a total of 8.9 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008, this was 12% higher than the South West 7.8 tonnes per capita.
> Between 2005 and 2008 per capita emissions reduced by 6% in Swindon.
> 1,804 million vehicle kilometres were made in Swindon unitary authority area in 2009. This was the sixth lowest recorded by a unitary or county council, accounting for just 3.7% of the regional total.
> Between 1993 and 2009, the total number of vehicle kilometres travelled within Swindon increased by 31% (431 million km). This was much higher than the average increase in the South West of 26%.
> There are 11 river water bodies within Swindon. Our latest assessment of these classified 18.2% as poor, 63.6% as moderate and 18.2% as good
> In 2009/10, Swindon Borough 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 505.23 kg/household.
> Swindon Borough Council in 2009/10 had the eighth highest amount of recycling in the South West with 47.54%
> Swindon Borough Council landfilled 49,191 tonnes, which was the fourth lowest amount of tonnes landfilled in the South West. This was also the sixth lowest percentage landfilled (50.90%) in the South West.
> The population of Swindon was estimated to be 201,800 in June 2010, 3.8% of the South West’s total population of 5,273,700.
> Between 2008 and 2033, the number of households in Swindon are predicted to increase by 42% from 84,000 to 119,000. This is considerably greater than the increase predicted for the Region (30%) and higher than the predicted increase for the England (27%).
> In 2006, Swindon had the lowest eco footprint in Wiltshire with 4.67gha. This was the tenth lowest recorded in the South West Region
> In 2009/10 the amount of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) landfilled by the 16 local authorities within the South West was 1,032,967 tonnes against their combined allocation of 1,134,910 tonnes.
> Swindon Borough Council had an allocation of 38,968 tonnes and only landfilled 37,884 tonnes (97.2%) of their BMW.