Countywide waste reduction strategy consultation continues

Countywide waste reduction strategy consultation continues

Leicestershire Waste Partnership (Leicestershire County Council and the 7 districts) is seeking views on the new Resources and Waste Strategy for Leicestershire as part of a 12 week public consultation.

The strategy examines what happens to your recycling and waste and how this can help reduce climate change and save raw materials.

The strategy has 11 pledges that sit alongside the government's proposed national changes to waste collections in order to meet the 65% national recycling target by 2035.

The draft pledges include:

  • supporting and encouraging waste prevention
  • delivering reuse services
  • separate food waste collections
  • reducing waste sent to landfill to less than 5% by 2025

The consultation closes on April 25th 2022 and can be accessed via www.leicestershire.gov.uk/have-your-say/current-engagement. Residents and community groups are being encouraged to give their views.

The Government is proposing national changes to waste collections in order to meet the 65% national recycling target by 2035. This strategy will enable the Partnership to continue to strive towards this common goal. The Partnership also wants to move towards a circular economy and to contribute to reaching net zero targets.

For further information on waste prevention, reuse and recycling within Leicestershire please visit www.lesswaste.org.uk

Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 12:31 by Parish Council

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