In a recycling rate league table just released by the Government, Nottingham City Council came an embarrassing 339th out of 393 local authorities, with a combined recycling and composting rate of just 18.6 per cent for 2004-05.
Nottingham's Recycling rate is less that 3 per cent higher than the worst performing authority in the UK, Tower Hamlets. But it doesn't have to be this way, if next door neighbours Rushcliffe can achieved the second highest rate just short of 50 per cent, why can't Nottingham?
Why, well unfortunately Nottingham City Council choose to incinerate our waste at Eastcroft incinerator in the city centre. Eastcroft is the worst performing incinerator in the UK, with a history of pollution breaches, warnings from the Environment Agency and history of breakdowns and technical problems.
Instead of recycling and saving the earths dwindling resources, our City Council choose to pollute our environment with climate change gases, toxic heavy metals and dioxins, the most cancerous group of poisons known to man.
What can you do? Apart from the obvious and reduce, reuse and recycle your waste, tell Nottingham City Council and your councillor what you think, remind them that they are all up for election in May, ask them what are their plans to improve on this appalling situation.
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Join NAIL (Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill) and help us campaign to prevent a third incineration being built in the city.
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