Re­cy­cling pro­posal is car­ried

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A NOVEL so­lu­tion to the re­gion’s re­cy­cling is­sues was pre­sented to Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil by ACT Whit­sun­days on Wed­nes­day.

The mo­tion put for­ward at the coun­cil meet­ing, which was passed unan­i­mously, in­volved the use of coun­cil li­braries as col­lec­tion points for “hard to re­cy­cle waste”.

The kind of waste would in­clude: oral care pack­ag­ing, skin care pack­ag­ing, cof­fee cap­sules and mail satchel re­cy­cling.

ACT Whit­sun­days is a small lo­cal char­ity group that has been work­ing with Ter­raCy­cle, a “global leader in re­cy­cling”.

Col­lec­tion bins would be de­posited at li­braries in the Whit­sun­days and then be col­lected by ACT Whit­sun­days and for­warded to Ter­raCy­cle for re­cy­cling.

Coun­cil sup­ported the idea but sug­gested li­braries were not the pre­ferred col­lec­tion point.

“Coun­cil (will) work with ACT Whit­sun­days to find an al­ter­na­tive lo­ca­tion across the re­gion to host their project in con­junc­tion with coun­cil’s waste strat­egy,” the min­utes read.

Also at Wed­nes­day’s meet­ing coun­cil unan­i­mously ap­proved a cli­mate change and adap­ta­tion pol­icy.

In a press re­lease is­sued once the mo­tion was passed, Mayor An­drew Will­cox said the Cli­mate Change Adap­ta­tion Strat­egy was de­signed to “guide coun­cil’s re­sponse to the ef­fects of cli­mate change”.

IN SES­SION: Mayor An­drew Will­cox.

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