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Bishop's Stortford Climate Group takes council to task over new proposed waste strategy




Bishop's Stortford Climate Group has rubbished Herts County Council's new draft waste plan.

The authority has been consulting on its strategy since January 11 and the process ends on Friday (Mar 19).

The climate group criticised a lack of detail in the plan and said it lacked solutions: "This is a poorly presented document which is confusing at times as to its status and sometimes apparently self-contradictory.

Recycling Centre, Woodside, Bishop's Stortford. Queues starting to form at the tip. Cars are vying for road space with the constant flow of traffic into the vaccination centre at the football club. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (45165280)
Recycling Centre, Woodside, Bishop's Stortford. Queues starting to form at the tip. Cars are vying for road space with the constant flow of traffic into the vaccination centre at the football club. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (45165280)

"We would have expected such a high-level document to be part of a process of encouraging residents to think about the consequences of waste management in relation to climate change and in particular not recycling at a high rate, but it really doesn't do that."

Members called for alternative waste management solutions to be considered and for the council to clarify its position on climate change.

"This plan should make crystal clear the greenhouse gas emissions from waste management and what different systems and performance are needed to meet county and district climate change commitments and contribute to UK commitment to zero carbon by 2050."



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