Newground's Green Mastermind Quiz

22 Questions | Total Attempts: 39

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  • 1. 
    Fill in the blank: In January the European Commission made a legally binding target of  ___% reduction by 2030 in greenhouse gas emissions for all member states. 
    • A. 

      40%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 2. 
    How many chemicals were added to the REACH authorisation list in 2014?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      27

  • 3. 
    Complete the missing word: The Environment Agency can now use civil sanctions to fine companies responsible for water ______ incidents             
    • A. 

      Diving

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      Damage

  • 4. 
    True or False? "The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive restricts the use of lead and mercury"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The deadline for employers to display the new health and safety law poster was during what month in 2014? 
    • A. 

      December

    • B. 

      June

    • C. 

      April

    • D. 

      January

  • 6. 
    "New sentencing rules now mean very large companies committing serious environmental crimes are now subject to fines of ______"
    • A. 

      £1.5 million

    • B. 

      Unlimited

    • C. 

      £10 million

  • 7. 
    True or False? The 2014 Budget saw an announcement that the carbon price floor will rise to £50 by 2020.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Complete the missing number: The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive was launched in April, ____ years after its original start date
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

  • 9. 
    Fill in the blank: In April United Utilities were ordered to pay £_________ in fines for polluting the air with potentially explosive biogas
    • A. 

      £800,000

    • B. 

      £400,000

    • C. 

      £200,000

  • 10. 
    How many people suffered fatal injuries whilst at work in 2013/2014? 
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      1,300

    • C. 

      133

  • 11. 
    How much in £ does flood damage cost England each year? 
    • A. 

      £1.1 billion

    • B. 

      £101,000

    • C. 

      £1.1 million

  • 12. 
    Fill in the blank: It will cost you ___ pence for a single-use plastic carrier bag from October 2015 following the introduction of a plastic bag levy in England.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      20

  • 13. 
    What % have workplace compensation claims fallen in the last decade?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      70

  • 14. 
    True or False?  This year it was found that water firms saw a 50% rise in serious pollution incidents in 2013
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Fill in the blank: A nationwide survey in 2014 found ___% of SMEs are illegally disposing hazardous waste
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      80%

  • 16. 
    True or False? "In September, the Renewables Obligation was extended for offshore wind or advanced gasification and pyrolysis projects until April 2018" 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Fill in the blank: In order to avoid waste tourism in Scotland the standard rate of landfill tax will be set at £____ from April 2015  
    • A. 

      £106.20

    • B. 

      £82.60

    • C. 

      £92.70

  • 18. 
    Fill in the blank: Inspections by Fire and Resuce found 1 in ___ premises are still in breach of the Fire Safety Order 2005.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      3

  • 19. 
    Which two of the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases struck a historic deal on carbon cuts in November this year?
    • A. 

      Great Britain & Russia

    • B. 

      Great Britain and USA

    • C. 

      USA and China

    • D. 

      Russia and China

  • 20. 
    Fill in the blank: It was found in 2014 the estimated cost of ill health and injuries from working conditions based on 2012-2013 figures was £____
    • A. 

      £142

    • B. 

      £142,000

    • C. 

      £14.2 billion

  • 21. 
    What year must ships measure their C02 emissions?      
    • A. 

      2026

    • B. 

      2020

    • C. 

      2018

  • 22. 
    True or False? During the Autumn statement it was announced that £1 billion has been set aside for flood defence schemes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False