Enforce recycling in Southend!

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We're a group of 3 currently working on a project for our Citizenship class. We chose to research recycling and we wanted to make a change about it - specifically in Southend-On-Sea and the surrounding areas.

In our borough, the average household waste was 525.67kg yet only 45kg was used in 2010 and 2011. It was revealed in 2016 that the Council spends over £80,000 a year because people don't separate their waste properly. This involved garden waste being put into black waste bags. Why waste the Council's money?

In 2016, It was also found that 51.4% of households actually recycled making us 69th out of 352 local councils. Just a year later, Southend-On-Sea have fallen to 143rd with 46% of households recycling. Should we accept this?

All we ask is two things - more education in Southend schools.

We also request some sort of tax for not recycling. Waste that is clearly put into the wrong recycling bags should require a fine as we are wasting too much money on recycling where it should be spent on other projects in our borough.

Thank you for reading and we hope you think about the situation and join our effort to improve recycling in Southend.




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