Resource and Waste Strategy Drop-in Event
Yate Shopping Centre
10:00 - 14:00
South Gloucestershire Council is updating its Resource and Waste Strategy.
In our previous Waste Strategy (2015 - 2020), we focused on moving waste away from energy recovery and disposal in landfill, prioritising recycling. Our progress has been very impressive in such a short period, saving the equivalent of 70kg of waste per household, with 58% of waste recycled in 2018, making us one of the best performing authorities in England and already exceeding the national target of 50% by 2020.
As we look ahead to 2020 and beyond, our focus must now shift towards doing our bit to save our planet’s precious resources by reducing our consumption, especially of single-use items and ensuring our environment is protected for future generations. Climate change is closely linked to the use of raw materials. If we reduce the amount of raw materials we are using, we can reduce the effects of global warming on our environment.
We propose focusing on what’s known as a ‘circular economy’ for waste, which means moving away from the linear approach of ‘take-make-consume-throw away’ to a system where resources are minimised, regenerated and reused.
We are interested in your views on the updated strategy - drop in to speak to us.