Solution for plastic must be found
I WOULD like to express utter disappointment in the decision to remove the facilities for plastic recycling from my recycling centre on the Cobbs Wood industrial estate, Ashford. I believe that this should not be abandoned, it sounds to me like it was tried and because it has
not worked first time that it is easier to just stop the idea completely. Do not give up. Communicate with other borough councils to get ideas from them about what schemes they are introducing for plastic recycling and get the public involved, ie: the public are interested and committed to recycling plastics. Ultimately Ashford borough council must introduce a new scheme that works for both the council and the customer. We all must not lose sight of the reasons why recycling plastic is more important now to preserve fossil fuels, reduce harmful landfill sites for our benefit and our children’s futures. An idea would be for the Government to place the responsibility back on to the manufacturers of plastic to either develop and introduce biodegradable plastic containers or force the manufacturers to work alongside borough councils and companies that already recycle plastic to provide a service and facility for recycling. Christopher B. Curley, by e-mail.
NOW that I have to waste plastics, our weekly rubbish has approximately doubled. This must cause additional journeys to empty the refuse lorries. Have these costs been taken into account? Cardboard is not permitted in the blue bins but a large amount is thrown away each week and the collection points at supermarkets are often full. Is there a way that this can be collected and recycled? I realise that for much of it the blue bins would be inadequate.
�� D. Himsley, Evans Road, Willesborough, Ashford.