Comment: Pride in recycling
Nov 6 2008 by Val Javin, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
RECYCLING has become a mantra for many in the way that they live their lives.
Whether it’s the bag for life idea to cut down on all that nasty plastic or the careful sifting of what goes in which bin at home, people are genuinely making an effort.
Kirklees Council’s latest figures on recycling certainly seem to support that theory with its bosses claiming that recycling records are being broken.
In August, they say, the council kept 86% of rubbish out of landfill sites and they expect the following month’s figure to be even better at 90%.
And what’s more, those percentages put the authority in the forefront of the drive to find better ways of dealing with refuse than burying it.
These are indeed numbers to be proud of and though the council’s 100% recycling target may, as one Cabinet member admitted, be too ambitious, it is perhaps not a bad ambition to have.
With an eye on that 100% target, we must applaud the achievements so far and maintain the focus on keeping up the good work.
If we all put 100% effort into improving all our lives by recycling wherever and whatever we can, then we can all look forward to 100% better and cleaner environment.