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Call on Herts. County Council for more recycling and composting instead of incineration

This petition had 270 supporters

This is a once-only chance to improve the environment for future generations!

The petition is addressed to Hertfordshire County Council but also to the ten district and borough councils via the Herts. Waste Partnership.

About half of our household waste is being recycled. Much of the remainder could and should be recycled or composted – to prevent it being sent to either landfill or incineration.

Our ability to maximise recycling and composting is threatened by the possibility that Herts. County Council will extend its waste management contract with Veolia to 2050, locking us in to incineration and limiting the amount of recycling for generations to come.

Please sign our petition to call on the County Council to cancel the contract with Veolia and to increase the Council's co-operation with the district and borough councils to boost recycling rates across the county.

That way, we would:

·      save valuable materials

·      reduce haulage of waste 

·      avoid pollution of air and water

·      protect wildlife

·      create local jobs

·     and  realise the aim of 'Reduce, Re-use and Recycle’. 

Herts. WithOut Waste is a member of the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN). We work closely with Friends of the Earth, the Transition Network, many community groups and the Herts. Waste Partnership.

Today: Herts. WithOut Waste is counting on you

Herts. WithOut Waste needs your help with “Councillor Richard Thake: Urge Herts. County Council to stop incinerating waste and raise recycling rates instead”. Join Herts. WithOut Waste and 269 supporters today.