New parnership bids to cut landfill waste

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A partnership has been launched in Dunbar in a bid to reduce the waste going to landfill and increase recycling.

Community groups have joined East Lothian Council and local businesses to progress the project which was discussed at a meeting in the town.

Representatives agreed that much work was needed and a new partnership approach was the way forward.

They also heard that businesses would need to segregate their waste for recycling from January 2014.

New arrangements for collections in schools was highlighted and food waste collections are also being looked at by the council.

It was agreed that additional infrastructure was still necessary to make it easier to recycle, repair and re-use.

Further education at a household level, in the workplace and at school was also needed. Ideas were discussed and Philip Immirzi and Crispin Hayes are now drafting a business case for Dunbar to become a Zero Waste Town.

Brian Grindley, chairman of Sustaining Dunbar, said: “I’m really glad that so many local groups and businesses 
were able to come together and discuss solutions that are 
relevant to Dunbar and East Linton.

“I look forward to reading this report.”