First Scottish council signs up to recycling charter

Falkirk Council has become the first local authority to sign up to Scotland’s new voluntary recycling charter. The ‘Household Recycling Charter’ was developed by the Zero Waste Taskforce, a joint […]

By Priyanka Shrestha

Falkirk Council has become the first local authority to sign up to Scotland’s new voluntary recycling charter.

The ‘Household Recycling Charter’ was developed by the Zero Waste Taskforce, a joint initiative between the Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

It includes a new three-stream recycling system, which is expected to make it easier for householders to recycle.

Councillor Craig Martin, Leader of Falkirk Council said: “By using this more consistent approach, it will reduce costs and allow residents to have a clear understanding of how important it is to recycle correctly.”

The initiative is supported by the waste management sector, packaging and drink companies as well as retailers.

Last week a new survey revealed eight in 10 Scottish people “could do more to care for the environment”.

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