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Disappointment as recycling scheme gets binned

October 17, 2018 12:45 PM
By Southampton Liberal Democrats

Southampton Liberal Democrats are disappointed to learn that the mixed plastic recycling banks installed across the city are to be scrapped by the Labour-run City Council.
Mixed plastics recycling bank - Portswood
In response to the news, Environment Spokesperson Alexander Clifton-Melhuish said:

"This is deeply disappointing. The scheme was well used by residents, and during its run successfully diverted many tonnes of recyclable materials from landfill.

"Now, all of those resources will be literally going up in smoke - as they'll be shipped off for incineration.

"This will do nothing to improve Southampton's woeful recycling record - the city is ranked 321 out of 350 councils.

"We must demand better than this poor service from Labour".