I just picked up this story from “This is Bristol”.
Apparently, Bristol council has plans to stop putting rubbish into landfill sites!
Have a read of the story and let me know what you think – is there anyone on the site living in Bristol? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
BRISTOL is poised to become one of the most environmentally – friendly cities in the UK after announcing ambitious plans to quit dumping its rubbish in landfill sites.
The city wants to achieve its zero waste target within three years by working with two recycling firms.
A new treatment plant is being opened in Avonmouth which will sort the thousands of tonnes of rubbish thrown out in the city every year.
Bristol has always had a reputation for being one of the greenest cities in the country but the new deals will mean it will be leading the way when it comes to dealing with its waste.
here are around 160,000 households and in Bristol and thousands of businesses which between them generate around 176,000 tonnes of waste every year.
At the moment 38 per cent of the city’s rubbish is recycled but, thanks to a series of initiatives, the total is increasing all the time.
From June a new recycling centre run by New Earth Solutions in Avonmouth will process 53,600 tonnes of the rubbish collected from Bristol’s homes. The centre will also deal with rubbish from other local authorities in the former Avon area.
The city council has also signed a £15 million deal with waste disposal firm Sita – which will see another new centre built in Avonmouth. The firm will deal with the rest of the rubbish generated in the city. The five-year contract is due to start next month and for the first two years the rubbish will go straight to landfill.