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Déjà vu? Southampton's Labour Council failing on recycling

April 18, 2019 10:20 AM
By Southampton Liberal Democrats

Once again, Labour-run Southampton City Council is ranked in the bottom 10% of councils for recycling levels.

The City Council has been ranked 311 out of 345 local authorities in terms of recycling rates.

The independent report finds that the city recycles less than 30% of our waste. In contrast, Liberal Democrat-run Eastleigh Borough Council sends more than 41% of its household waste for recycling.

Alexander Clifton-MelhuishShirley candidate Alexander Clifton-Melhuish

"As a result of campaigning efforts and TV shows like Blue Planet, people are increasingly aware of the impact we have on our environment.

"It's frustrating to me, and many people I speak to on the doorsteps, that our Labour-run council appears to be doing very little to improve our city's impact on the world.

"As part of our efforts to improve recycling levels in the city, Southampton Liberal Democrats have committed to introduce a food waste collection service in our fully-costed Alternative Budget for the city.

"Successive Conservative and Labour administrations have failed to improve our recycling levels, and they should be embarrassed when they see the Lib Dems next door in Eastleigh doing so much better than they are."