Environmental Awareness Quiz

September 20, 2023
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Test Your Environmental Awareness Knowledge

Environmental awareness means understanding your responsibilities as a business so that you can work safely and use processes that have a positive effect on the world around us. Making the workplace greener is becoming more and more essential for all companies as they strive to reduce their carbon footprint, reduce costs and take care of our land, rivers and seas. Try our environmental awareness quiz now and test your knowledge!


How much can you save on your energy bill if you turn the heating down by just 1 °C?

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Turning the temperature down by just 1°C can help to reduce your energy usage enough to save you up to 10% on your heating bills.

What is sustainability?

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Nature and the environment can not provide inexhaustible resources. They should be protected and only used in a way that ensures their continued existence.

What is the most common final waste treatment in the UK?

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Recycling and other recovery consists mainly of mineral wastes and soils, glass, plastic, metal, wood and composting. Landfill is the second most used waste treatment in the UK.

What type of light bulbs should be used if natural daylight is not an option?

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Using LED lighting over traditional incandescent options, uses at least 75% less energy and lasts up to 25 times longer.

What are the main renewable energy sources?

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Wind, sunlight and water are all around us, the energy generated from them can be replenished faster than it is consumed, making these renewable energy sources popular choices.

Which four environmental considerations should influence the activities of a business?

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All business activity will have an environmental impact, from the resources it uses to the waste it produces. A ‘green audit’ can help businesses to evaluate how environmentally friendly their processes are and highlight any areas that can be improved.

Which of these statements about being an environmentally friendly business is the most accurate?

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The financial impact of changing to greener practices is not always linear. An initial investment for new production methods or equipment can increase costs. However, being willing to invest could make the business eligible for grants or subsidies and increase sales, as more consumers look to more environmentally conscious businesses.

Who regulates businesses and individuals in England whose activities could have a negative impact on the environment?

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The Environment Agency grants permission to carry out an activity, provided certain rules are adhered to. They issue licences, permits, registrations and exemptions. All businesses have a responsibility to comply with environmental legislation and it is important for all employers to check what rules are applicable to them.

According to a YouGov survey, more than half of smokers in the UK believe it is acceptable to dispose of cigarettes where?

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Cigarettes disposed of on the street or down the drain can eventually end up in the oceans, harming marine life and environments. These butts take years to break down and still never fully biodegrade. The filters contain plastic and chemicals, such as arsenic, lead and nicotine.

What three R’s can individuals and businesses keep in mind when striving for a greener and less wasteful way of living?

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Reducing usage and reliance on the earth's exhaustible resources, finding a new use for something or passing it onto someone else and recycling items and materials into something new, are three key ways to drastically reduce waste, whilst living and working more sustainably.

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