Failed efforts to recycle
I have noticed that the cost of garden sacks has gone up, yet again!
I am somewhat confused by this. We pay council tax which includes bin collections, which include recycling bins. Garden waste is recyclable and if I bring my garden waste to the tip it gets mulched and then sold back to me......thus making more money for the council!
If we are to recycle our garden waste then the cost of 90 pence per bag is for a normal wage earner or pensioner a prohibitive cost since come spring and autumn quite a few sacks are needed for average sized gardens.
The price has virtually doubled within five years at a time of practically no inflation or indeed wage rises (yes, I do have fantasies now and then) and I have not noticed that the price of paper has gone up proportionate.
A very sad side effect of this is the burning of waste in gardens, often burning too high and hot with materials added that create so much pollution that I keep my windows closed in the evenings when neighbours burn their waste. A dangerous way of getting rid of waste. Surely this is an indication of failed recycling efforts.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage at www.worthingherald.co.uk/
2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Worthing.news
3) Follow us on Twitter @Worthing_Herald
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
The Worthing Herald - always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.