Reduce waste

I support kerbside recycling and believe that we will only meet our recycling targets through the ‘polluter pays’ principle. The waste strategy should be phased in with phase 1 focussing on waste reduction, this giving us time to determine how far we can reduce waste before committing to any major contracts & expenditure dealing with what’s left.

I believe that the target of 70% recycling by 2020 is achievable. However, it will require incentivising individuals and businesses for this to be reached. Kerbside recycling is a proven method of drastically improving recycling rates and is widely used in Northern Europe as a matter of course.


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