Monday, 31 December 2012

'The Times': "Secrets of recycling success rubbish Eric Pickles’ bin policy"

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"A combination of fortnightly dustbin rounds and separate food waste collections are the most effective way of increasing household recycling, analysis of Government figures suggests.

"... The statistics fly in the face of moves by Eric Pickles, the Communities and Local Government Secretary, to reverse the “unpopular and unhygienic” shift to fortnightly bin collections which began under the last Labour government."

Link to Daily Telegraph:
"Householders forced to recycle more because councils abandon weekly collections"

"Official figures published by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs show for the first time ever more rubbish is recycled than goes to landfill.

"... Doretta Cocks, founder of the Campaign for Weekly Waste Collection, told The Daily Telegraph:
“The idea of reducing frequency of residual waste collection is that people are forced to recycle by the lack of capacity in residual waste bins. This is a far speedier way of changing attitudes than education which is costly and time-consuming. ..."

1 comment:

  1. People must be forced to recycle and provide avenue for them to work on it! Community compost bins and community gardens must also be provided!