Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - but how?

Blimey! No sooner have I posted that Cllr Paul Canal (A Redbridge Blue) is sounding, by the day, ever more like a "Green" when he comes up with this on his blog. Of course we've been banging on here about this for years so we're all up to speed and ready to impart our wisdom via feedback on his survey, aren't we ...

Over to Paul.

Over recent months I have been Chairing a group of councillors, officers and external experts (WRAP, ELWA, LWrb) to find out how we can reduce the amount of rubbish we generate, reuse more of it and increase the amount we recycle.

We face massive cost increases in future years that will need to be met by reduced spending elsewhere or increased revenue. The more we can do now, the less painful the decisions in the future. Perhaps more importantly, we can also reshape our waste management strategy in the longer term.

We will only make progress with this project if we do it with people, not too them. And we can only achieve that if we get the views of as many people as possible. LBR are therefore launching a survey and I am keen it gets to as wide an audience as possible. Please click on the link, pass it on to colleagues and friends and feel free to email me at with any observations, ideas or suggestions.

UPDATE: 10 October 2012 

Obviously the survey is now closed.
See update post here and for the 54 page glossy report go here.

1 comment:

  1. recyling food waste is good for the enviroment