The Battersea Society is organising a Public Meeting on Recycling and Waste Minimisation
Date: Thursday 19 March 2009
Time: 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Venue: Dimson Hall in Battersea Church Road (which is opposite to St. Mary’s the Parish Church of Battersea . It is fairly close to Battersea Bridge. Buses 49, 345 , 319 all from Clapham Junction).
A Waste of Time and Energy??
The Battersea Society believes that it is timely to look at the issue of recycling in the light of some adverse press reports, and the likely effects of the depression/recession with the fall in waste materials prices. Does the advance in incineration technology make this a more viable use of our waste.
At the same time recycling levels in Wandsworth are set to be only 26% in 2008/2009 with only modest target increases thereinafter. How can we expect people to cooperate to achieve an increase if they are beginning to question the rationale.
The obvious way to produce a significant improvement is to reduce the waste we generate in the first place with an increased emphasis on waste minimisation yet where are the incentives in the system to encourage this?
These and many more questions will arise during the course of the evening.
The meeting will do this by taking a local (Wandsworth) view of what is currently happening in a London wide context.
To do this, there will be highly qualified speakers to present the current picture and answer your questions.
- Matthew Thompson, Chief Executive of the London Community Recycling Network,
- Michael Singham the Senior Waste Policy Officer Wandsworth Council