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News - 1 September 2007

Brighton’s youth will be bred to recycle

Brighton & Hove City Council is hatching an eco-friendly plan to save £50,000 annually and create a ‘generation of recyclers’ in schools.

The council is about to set up a single service for collection, disposal and recycling of all its commercial waste – including around 80 council buildings, with an ‘opt in’ provision for over 70 schools.The authority will aim to begin by recycling 50% of all its waste, hoping to increase the figure later.

Schools can opt in or out of the scheme but officials are hopeful most will join. They are a key target for the council, which hopes to instill recycling habits for generations to come.

Contractors’ vehicles will have to be as green as possible. No bags or sacks will be collected and all paper will have to be recycled in the UK to cut transport emissions.

Having one contractor will mean collections can be weighed, enabling targets to be set in future. Previously a number of different contractors were engaged and there was little or no coordination between them.

Chair of the council’s Sustainability Commission, Councillor Denise Cobb, said, “It’s so important we practice what we preach. The new approach will set a good example to other businesses and households. We expect to save about £50,000 a year.”

In the light of recently released figures identifying Brighton and Hove as the second worst carbon guzzler in the south east after Croydon this is a much needed gesture of leadership. Brighton burns 4,905kg of carbon per dwelling and needs to reduce this considerably to meet targets going forward,

Council leader Brian Oxley added, “Getting really good recycling facilities in schools will help turn our children into a generation of recyclers, bringing permanent benefits to the city.”

It is hoped the scheme will operate from next April. The commission will discuss the plan at their meeting on September 5 at Brighton Town Hall.


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