Get into gear

PUBLISHED: 10:51 20 February 2012

OK, so we need to recycle more! That’s what the advertisement in the paper says. Fine, but how? Where are the cardboard bins to help to do that? Most of it goes to landfill as it is.

There is not much point in asking us to save more if we do not get the tools to do it. If the council reckons it has not got any spare cash, then it can take it out of the £400,000 for the café nobody wants.

There are still a lot of plastics that do not carry the recycle logo and that makes it confusing as to what to save and what to throw away where recycling is concerned.

There is still a long way to go, so I cannot blame the council for everything. The government needs to get into gear over this problem and sort it.

Look how much stuff comes packed in polystyrene and that ends up in landfill. Last Christmas, I had a present packed in pre-formed cardboard; now, that was better as it has been recycled.

Maybe the government should up the tax on anything coming into the country that cannot be recycled, encouraging companies to up their game and help keep down the cost of landfill.

P Cole

via email.

Other News Stories

Exmouth’s Urban Earth, in Pankhurt Close, Littleham, last week attended the Bradstone Assured Awards 2018, held in Manchester, and won the overall title of installer of the year, plus the award for best patio transformation using traditional products and also the best patio transformation using 2017 products.

Read more
06:55

Plans to turn Budleigh Salterton’s disused sorting office into a pub have been turned down.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Head nurse and practice manager at East Devon’s Raddenstiles Veterinary Surgery is taking on a 15,000 foot skydive, in which she will freefall for around two miles, to help abandoned and unwanted dogs find their new forever homes.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:55

A trio of fundraising events have been announced for this year in the build-up to 2019’s Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival.

Read more
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Don’t miss this week’s gallery of readers’ photos.

Join in at iwitness24.co.uk and send us your East Devon pictures.

Read more
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Curator Neville Evans explained that many botanical gardens were closing and giving away their collections due to funding issues – despite their conservational value. He added that Bicton’s 300 year-old landscape was ‘pretty special’, with ‘plants here that you will never see anywhere else’.

Read more
Friday, January 19, 2018

Guest of honour Conrad Humphreys said: “I very much enjoyed the Exeter College awards evening and celebrating the success of the students.

“As a former student and rugby player at the college - I have very fond memories of my time there before heading off to sail around the world in the 1993/4 Whitbread.”

Read more
Friday, January 19, 2018

Our Devon quiz is back for another round!

Read more
Friday, January 19, 2018

Exmouth Town Council will be temporarily closed from January 29-30 while office equipment and phones are moved to its new home.

Read more
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Seadog Gallery, in Gussiford Lane, Exmouth, is calling for a bra army of support; she needs 4,000 over-shoulder-boulder-holder donations for the display, which will celebrate the suffragette movement and women winning the right to vote.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications