Friday, 21 December 2007


Recycling and waste collections after the Xmas/New Year period are the bulkiest of the yearly cycle. This causes major problems for waste collection. Food and packaging are thrown away in quantities not seen at other times of the year. Kent Green Party is calling upon householders to make a special effort to reduce waste and contain debts at this time of year.

Dr Hazel Dawe comments: “We want everyone to re-use packaging, re-heat appropriate foods, redistribute usable goods to charity shops, reclaim unwanted furniture for second-hand use, rot down all kitchen waste into compost, recycle what cannot be re-used and above all re-educate the whole household about redeeming the maximum benefit from the money we all spend at Xmas time."

“These 8 ‘Rs’ – re-use, re-heat, redistribute, reclaim, rot down, recycle, re-educate and redeem – will help to keep household debts under control at the most challenging time of year. By all means, have a happy Xmas and New Year – but remember, now is the season of waste, not just good cheer, and why waste money if a little thought will make it go further?”

FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr Hazel Dawe on 01732 355185, 0845 257 4236 or mobile 07747 014487. Contact address as above.

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