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More recycling and less waste in Basingstoke
Today Basingstoke Council announced it is closing ALL the mixed plastics recycling points in the Borough. This is not acceptable. Our recycling rate is one of the worst in the country. Basingstoke is 302nd out of the 318 local authorities in England that collect household waste. Just 23.6% of our waste is recycled. This is not acceptable either. We, the undersigned, call on Councillor Hayley Eachus (who is responsible for recycling and waste collection in Basingstoke) to immediately re-instate our recycling points and develop an action plan to increase recycling in our borough.
We want cleaner air in Basingstoke.
Basingstoke Transition Network and Friends of the Earth have been monitoring the amount of air pollution in Basingstoke. This shows that in some parts of our Town air pollution is potentially above the legal safe level. Our monitoring confirms the Council's own figures which also show that in at least one area of the Town air pollution is already above legally safe levels. We are asking the Council to; 1. Expand the amount of air pollution monitoring they carry out to cover all likely affected areas. 2. Develop a clear plan for cleaning up our air. 3. Assess the impact on air quality of all new developments before they are granted planning permission. Please sign our petition and write to our MP – Maria Miller - and your local Councillor demanding that action is taken to clean up the air we breathe. And why not come along to Basingstoke Green Week event. It starts on Sat 22nd September. More here.