The way in which food waste is disposed of in Plymouth is appalling. Rather than going back into the earth as either compost or natural fertiliser, the waste is burned in the incinerator which contributes to the terrible pollution in our city. It is vital we take an alternative approach to the way we deal with food waste imminently.
The Transition Plymouth group, as part of the Food Waste Partnership of which the Plymouth Green Party are members, have done sterling work in putting the case forward to the council for food waste recycling in Plymouth. Yet the Tories, Labour and UKIP have ignored them. The Green Party feels that this is a critically important issue for Plymouth.
Food waste recycling is four times cheaper as a method of waste collection than incineration. Considering the £35 million that the council have committed to spending on traffic, the least they could do is commit a fiftieth of this cost to setting up a program that will protect Plymouth’s environment and save money.
We aim to persuade the council to bring in a food waste program in Plymouth and question them as to the reasons why they are so reluctant to do so when it will be cheaper, easier and better for our local environment. We will be pushing this campaign in the year ahead and will add more details and information when we have them
You can read about our Freedom of Information request to Plymouth City Council regarding the Devonport incinerator here.
We campaigned to remain in the EU. While the referendum didn’t go the way we’d hoped, we’re proud of the positive and progressive case we made for remaining in the EU. We are continuing to campaign for EU environmental protections and workers’ rights laws to be enshrined in British law after we leave the EU.
Some photos from our positively ran campaign to keep the UK in the EU.
If you have seen a campaign you think we should be joining or supporting or have any campaign strategies and ideas you think would be beneficial then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our campaigns team.
You can contact Campaigns Officer Sam Down via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mobile at 07533 330909.
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