Futures Forum: Plastic waste > County Council's workshop ‘Making plastic pollution a thing of the past’ > but "the fact that plastic recycling is dubious and not the answer... got very heated"
But there are problems:
Futures Forum: Councils cut plastic recycling
There are still questions about what is being done with our waste:
Futures Forum: Currently 55% of household waste is recycled in Devon > with a potential of up to 71% > the rest is incinerated
And Transition Exmouth has been asking a few questions:
SUEZ and the EWP
Yes Suez’s on the map again. On our behalf, Grant Shipcott has been in contact with both Suez about another visit to their materials recycling centre at Greendale and with Devon County Council about a visit to the Exeter incinerator ( err sorry: the ‘Energy from Waste Plant’) operated by Viridor/Tiru S.A.
We should all be aware that none of our black bin waste actually goes to landfill; it gets burnt. At the plant’s opening ceremony, Viridor’s Chief Executive Ian McAulay proclamed: “We want people to see waste differently and as a resource, not just the spoils of every day life waiting for disposal”. So that’s OK people, obviously the more waste the better! There are many questions that we should be asking. Grant cannot pursue the arrangements further so would those wishing to visit either facility please contact me and we’ll set something up.
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More questions are being asked:
Futures Forum: County Council and plastic pollution >>> "the Council will use its position and responsibility to raise awareness of the issues surrounding single-use plastics" >>> BUT the Council "does not hold information" on how its reprocessors deal with its plastic waste
With more to follow...