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16 Sep 2009 09:09:11

UK council recycling initiative launched



UK council recycling initiative launched
Councils are being focused upon in a new scheme designed to improve recycling rates in the UK.

The Local Government Association is backing a project from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to get councils to commit to increasing their environmental efforts.

A ten-point voluntary agreement called the Waste Collection Commitment has been drawn up by WRAP and councils are being urged to sign up.

This would ensure that reliable and regular waste collection and recycling services are run throughout participating areas.

Phillip Ward, director of local government services at WRAP, commented: "Our research shows residents up and down the country have a common view about what they expect from a collection scheme.

"We believe that these objectives are widely shared by local authorities and most of them will be prepared to make the commitment and take the opportunity to review their services against its principles."

The scheme could also raise awareness of recycling and encourage the use of low carbon materials in households.

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Ecomarsho wrote:

20 Sep 2009

On the subject of recycling: congratulations to all with an interest in the good news - A ten-point voluntary agreement called the Waste Collection Commitment has been drawn up by WRAP and councils are being urged to sign up.
Re Phillip ward's announcement - "Our research shows residents up and down the country have a common view about what they expect from a collection scheme..."


is a new way of working, a way for the Council collections workers to relate without the "manage your business for you" earnestness which makes some at least somewhat cynical about recycling uneconomical plastics - unable to imagine the european concept of "large clean organisation . If plastics are recycled extensively in some european countries what can be learnt, who needs to do it, and how should the organisational message be better communicated?

We do not always deal in bulk and do not want our recycling bin lid ripped off in disgust! Surely those guys who work all weathers can find a new way to appreciate their job?




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