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Leicestershire Waste Partnership

Twelve key pledges for recycling and waste plans in Leicestershire have been set out in a revised partnership strategy to 2050.

After a consultation last year, Leicestershire Waste Partnership has updated the Leicestershire Resources and Waste Strategy 2022 – 2050 after more than 5,000 people commented on the Draft. More than 80 per cent of respondents were supportive of the Partnership's vision, which is to work towards a circular economy – keeping products in use for longer and preventing waste – and to contribute to achieving net zero carbon by 2050 in Leicestershire.

Included in the twelve pledges for the County is a commitment to deliver reuse services and to encourage residents to prevent unnecessary waste in an effort to improve recycling rates, increase reuse, save raw materials and reduce carbon emissions. An additional pledge has been added to reduce fly-tipping and litter across Leicestershire and remind residents, businesses, and anyone disposing of rubbish of their legal duty of care to dispose of their rubbish responsibly.

The Partnership is made up of Leicestershire County Council, Charnwood Borough Council, and all the other six Borough and District Councils in the County. Council Meetings are taking place to progress the Strategy though to approval.

Richard Shepherd, County Councillor

Telephone: 01509 413903

Email: richard.shepherd@leics,gov.uk

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:15 by Julie Lovatt

Tags: Blog, County Council