New Waste Partnership Strategy Is Launched

PUBLISHED: 08:53 17 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:46 04 May 2010

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership (RECAP) is 10 years old and is marking the occasion by launching a revised Waste Strategy to help meet future waste and environmental challenges up to 2022. The new strategy builds on the successe

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership (RECAP) is 10 years old and is marking the occasion by launching a revised Waste Strategy to help meet future waste and environmental challenges up to 2022.

The new strategy builds on the successes of the last decade which has seen recycling rates across the partnership soar to 50 per cent.

The strategy was drawn up by waste professionals from councils in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, working with local communities and voluntary organisations. It aims to tackle the impacts of climate change and growth, through a variety of measures including building state of the art waste treatment facilities, promoting recycling, and reducing the amount of waste we produce by encouraging activities such as food waste reduction, re-use and home composting.

Waste reduction is seen as one of the most important weapons in the fight against climate change as it not only reduces waste going to landfill but also saves on the valuable resources and energy used in producing new products. As a measure of RECAP's commitment to waste reduction, the strategy will not be printed on paper but will be available as an electronic version at www.recap.co.uk.

Cllr Peter Murphy, chairman of RECAP said: "This strategy recognises the successes of the partnership over the last 10 years, with partners achieving some of the highest recycling and composting rates in the country. It will enable us to build on this success and meet new challenges, working together.

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