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The bar chart details the amount of waste that was disposed via landfill, burning and dumping at sea, in a particular European country between 2005 and 2008.

Overall, it can be seen that while landfills initially were the main method of waste disposal and burning the least used method, the trend slowly reversed over the four-year period.

In 2005, disposing of waste via landfill was significantly the most preferred method of disposal with 1800 million tonnes of trash being buried. The amount of trash dumped at sea was only a third of this, at 600 million tonnes, while the amount of trash that was burnt was around 500 million tonnes. In 2006 the amount of waste buried in landfills had reduced substantially by 600 million tonnes, to 1200, however the amount of waste that was burnt or disposed of at sea only increased by 50-100 million tonnes.

In 2007, the waste the was buried and dumped at sea both dropped to about 900 and 600 million tonnes respectively, while the amount of trash burnt rose to around 700 million tonnes. By 2008, burning of waste was the preferred method of disposal, at 900 million tonnes, with landfill waste down to only 600 million tonnes, a third of the figure from four years earlier, and only approximately 550 million tonnes of waste dumped at sea.

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In recent years, maintaining physical fitness and overall well-being has become one of the top priorities for people. One of the most effective method is exercising, yet many city dwellers find it challenging to exercise frequently. This essay will analyze some of the reasons as well as propose some feasible solutions to this concern.

On the one hand, a lack of physical exercise is caused by several factors. First, a large proportion of the city population devote all their time to working and such a commitment reduces the amount of spare time and energy for exercising. In addition, the sedentary lifestyle that many young people nowadays prefer is another contributor to this issue. Since most teenagers and young adults are used to spending most of their time sitting in front of the TV screens or surfing social networking sites, physically exhausting activities seem unnecessary and unappealing.

On the other hand, there are numerous measures that the government could do to improve the situation. To begin with, a new law that shortens the average working hours should be introduced. If workers are allowed to leave work early, they will be able to spend time pursuing healthy activities and habits. Secondly, more financial resources should be allocated to educating city residents, especially the young generations, about the paramount importance of physical exercise. An online propagation campaign about the potential health risks of sedentary behaviors on popular websites such as Facebook and Twitter, for example, will serve as a warning for people who do not exercise enough and in turns, encourage a healthier lifestyle.

To sum up, citizens of many big cities, although fully aware of the vital role of physical exercise, still confront many difficulties in making it a habit, and two main solutions including reducing working hours and raising people’s awareness can help tackle this problem.


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