Campaign group lobbying council over recycling

A CAMPAIGN group is lobbying the unitary authority to get it to increase the number and type of recycling collection services across the district.

A CAMPAIGN group is lobbying the unitary authority to get it to increase the number and type of recycling collection services across the district.

North Somerset Friends of the Earth is pressing for the move so that people can find it easier to send their waste to be re-used.

Representatives from the group met with executive member for the environment, Councillor Carl Francis-Pester to discuss their ideas.

They asked for action to be taken to introduce weekly recycling collections with fortnightly ones for black bag rubbish and garden waste, the introduction of food waste collections, same-day rubbish and recycling collections and plastic bottle recycling at supermarkets.


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A spokesman said: "The result was positive. Cllr Francis-Pester was mostly sympathetic to the concerns of the group and said North Somerset Council was in the process of drafting its own waste strategy. He said he would input the demands from our group into the policy review process."

Friends of the Earth is an environmental campaigning organisation, which has almost one million supporters worldwide.

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