Lib Dems up the ante in plastic recycling campaign2006-12-09 19:23:33
Local Liberal Democrat campaigners have been out and about around the borough gathering signatures for our petition encouraging Hackney Council to finally begin recycling plastics. A stall has been held in the Narroway in Mare Street and signatures are being collected around the borough door-to-door.
Local campaigner Reuben Thompson said of the Narroway event "Its a travesty that Hackney makes no effort whatsoever to recycle one of the biggest causes of waste in the area. Local people have told us today that they feel as strongly as we do on this issue, and pretty much everyone we spoke to signed the petition."
Council group leader Ian Sharer remarked "Hackney Council go on and on about meeting recycling targets, but they have no hope of doing so if they ignore plastic. The Labour mayor repeats the typical blather about shipping plastic abroad and the cost, but the council then instruct us to take our waste to Islington so their council tax payers have to cover the cost. It's a disgrace - the environment is ours and our childrens future and Hackney council just don't seem to care." (see http://www.hackney.gov.uk/ec-recyclinggbfaq#why_doesnt)
If you would like to sign the petition online click here.
Tags: recycling, plastic