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Climate Action Preston running trip to Leyland waste facility

Posted on - 3rd July, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Health, Leyland, People, Politics, Preston Locations, Preston News, South Ribble Locations, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
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Do you manage to sort out your items and not chuck the gungy ready-meal tray or greasy pizza box in the recycling bins?

This would risk contaminating a whole load of recyclable waste which would then have to go to landfill. In the last 20 years, the amount of waste going to landfill has reduced by 90%.

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If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your bottles, cardboard and tubs after the bin lorry takes them away, do join a visit to the ‘Leyland Waste Materials Facility’.

‘Preston Climate Emergency Centre’ has arranged free transport. Meet at CEC, 32 Cheapside (Flagmarket), PR1 2AR at 9.45 on Tuesday July 4th and return at 12 midday.

45% of waste in Preston is at present reused, recycled or composted. A separated food waste collection is expected to be re-introduced next year following recent legislation.

Steps are being taken to put more responsibility on manufacturers and retailers to make sure all packaging is clearly labelled for recycling and there’s consistency between local authorities about what can be recycled.

To book a place on the visit please send an email to prestoncec@gmail.com

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