Fareham Councillors raised questions back in JULY about the slowdown in the Borough’s recycling rate. They mentioned the need to recycle a wider range of items, eg plastic tubs and trays.
Fareham’s Head of Recycling explained then that plans for a Super Materials Recovery Facility, which would give wider recycling opportunities, had been put on hold until after the Government’s Waste Strategy was to be announced in AUTUMN.
Lib Dem Councillor Katrina Trott asked at the Council’s DECEMBER meeting whether that strategy had been announced, and was told it would be announced in JANUARY next year.
Cllr Trott says: “Fareham Council is quite rightly campaigning to reduce the consumption of single use plastics in the Borough, yet a project which could help with that has been needlessly delayed for SIX MONTHS.
“It’s yet another example of policies the public want and need being kicked into the long grass while Tory ministers stumble and squabble over Brexit.”