Our Environment Group: Village Waste.
8th February 2021
Zero Waste Addingham is a sub group of the Society’s Environment Group.
‘Zero Waste’ is concerned with reducing waste of all kinds and at all stages in the production process. It is an integral part of a shift towards a “circular economy” in which overall consumption is reduced, products are designed to be re-used or recycled and nothing ends up in landfill. As an example aluminium foil is endlessly recyclable and recycling uses only 5% of the energy it takes to produce foil from raw materials.
As a community we should all be striving to REDUCE, REUSE, and then RECYCLE as this diagram shows:
Just to remind you that there are a number of places in the village to recycle unwanted / end of life goods.
In IIkley, Milestone Design (opposite Lishmans) is a collection point for the following items: Confectionery wrappers, KP snack packets, Ella’s Kitchen pouches, cheese packaging, Baby Bel packaging, plastic can wrappers.
Bradford Council is reporting – perhaps unsurprisingly – that contamination in our bins has increased since the onset of the COVID pandemic. We need to be recycling 50% of our waste so it is important that we strive to put the right waste in the right bin. In the village we are currently recycling around 30% of waste by weight. We have, therefore, a challenge on our hands!
To remind us what we can recycle the Council has produced a sticker for our recycling bins: