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A welcome message for 2019

Posted by hertswow on January 1, 2019 at 4:05 AM

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Several of the items in this morning's Today programme were relevant to sustainable living, materials and waste, notably:

BBC Radio 4 Today programme, 08:20-08:23

Samantha Harding of CPRE explains about how much of the materials, especially plastics, that were exported to China are sent elsewhere or incinerated here in the UK.

Précis

"too much incineration ... at the bottom of the Waste Hierarchy ... quite rightly the last resort ... sending them up in flames when we can't use that resource again ... within England we've hit ... a ... plateau in our recyclyng rates ... our waste, which is actually of pretty poor quality ... big opportunity beginning with the Government's Resource & Waste Strategy ... 20 years after we introduced kerbside recycling, we're starting to have proper conversations ... We need to really improve our collection systems ... looking to reduce, looking to re-use and swapping in other types of materials for certain kinds of plastics.").

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