Friday, 1 August 2008

Dustbin of the UK

Maureen Edwards from the Sheffield FoE group joined up with campaigners from South Yorkshire Against Incineration to present the city with a golden wheelie bin to highlight how the city is becoming the “Dustbin of the UK”. At the moment the council is considering importing 75,000 tonnes of waste from  Barnsley, Doncaster and Chesterfield to feed the Sheffield incinerator which is run by Veolia.

South Yorkshire Against Incineration are calling for better waste treatment methods and better recycling facilities for items such as glass, food, drink cans and plastic bottles. Sheffield Council's planning board are expect to make a decision before the start of September.