Monday, June 13, 2011

Food waste and bin collection comment

Croydon Green Party was asked to comment on Croydon Council moving to a weekly food waste collection along with a fortnightly bin collection.

Full comment below:

"We welcome this initiative but it needs to be coupled with an awareness raising and an information programme. Lots of people won't know what they should be doing with this new box. They need to know what to do and why they need to do it. We would like to see kerbside recycling extended to collect batteries, tetrapaks and those plastics which aren't presently collected; margarine tubs and yoghurt pots"

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Sandy said...

Thanks for this post. I also found a video related to the things you discussed. In the video, David Steiner, Waste Management's CEO, gives Melissa McGinnis a tour of their CORE program and facility. The first of its kind in the US, this anaerobic converter takes food waste and meticulously converts it into energy. The end result now is energy for electricity, but the long term plan is to be able to convert food waste into jet fuel!

Autumn said...

wow.. this is an amazing article.. very informative.. Decontamination and Decommissioning are also very important. I agree with you. With proper waste management, we can help mother earth make ourselves safe from harm.

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