Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Waste not want not!
The pace is stepping up in the process of Essex County councils plans to incinerate the bulk of the black bag waste here in Essex. This would be disastrous for future progress towards more recycling (which the world will be desperate for as resources dwindle and Co2 rises) The elephant in the room however is over 80% of waste which comes from commercial sources and which is often not recycled even when it would be easy to do so. Currently what happens to commercial waste is not the responsibility of local councils (crazy, why!!) and the government seems to give it little attention. This is not a rational position and we need to campaign on it whenever possible.