Waste: And What To Do With It
Are we making the most of our waste? CPRE Hampshire's Don Stewart posed this question in 2006 and concluded:
"The answer to this question must surely be "not yet, but Hampshire is ahead of the game in producing a model strategy for the rest of the country to follow". Kerbside collections in Hampshire cover both recyclables and household waste including a range of non-recyclable material and are processed in Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) and, as plant comes on stream, in Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF)."
CPRE's Position on Waste
CPRE believes waste policy should be governed by a waste hierarchy which places in order of priority:
- waste minimisation
- re-use and recycling
- disposal by incineration, including material and energy recovery
- and as a last resort - landfill.
CPRE Hampshire have organised visits during recent years to Materials and Energy Recovery Facilities at Chineham and Portsmouth.
- Did You Know? - Waste and recycling questions to test your knowledge (with answers!)
- Minimising our Food Waste - The former Hart & Rushmoor group explain how they work with local supermarkets to reduce food waste.
- Home Composting - Dr John Larkin expplains how to turn organic waste into a useful resource: compost
- Are We making the Most of our Waste - Don Stewart describes Hampshire's Energy and Materials recovery methods.
- Energy Recovery - Report on a visit to Integra South East Energy Recovery Facility at Portsmouth in 2007.
- Waste Not - Want Not - An article by Don Stewart on the challenges and options to handle Hampshire's waste (May 2005).
- CPRE's Policy on Waste (PDF document - opens in new window).
- Illegal Flytipping. Waste in the wrong place! CPRE Hampshire's campaign to combat the problem.
This page last updated 6th December 2010.
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