Waste Meeting: 27th June, Totnes

SHFoE/TTT Waste Event – Methodist Church, Totnes – Wednesday 27th June – 8 pm

‘Waste Not, Want Not?’

What should we do with our waste? What should Devon County Council do with our waste? And what is waste anyway?

Speakers will be Tony Goldsworthy, a local waste consultant, and Peter Brooks, retired MD of an aerospace materials company who has been a life-long campaigner on energy, environment and economic issues. Tony and Peter will informatively and humorously cover a whole range of issues related to waste creation, recycling, energy from waste, and the final disposal of residuals. If you have a specific question or topic you’d like to know more about, tell us as you arrive and it will be addressed during the presentation.

The meeting will be also be an opportunity to discuss Devon County Council’s Waste Plan and Waste Management Strategy Review both of which are up for public consultation, so now is the time for everyone to have a say!

Devon County Council’s proposals include increased recycling, increased energy generated from waste, and a reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill. Large scale energy recovery facilities such as incineration are proposed. Smaller scale and therefore more local possibilities such as gasification and pyrolysis are not excluded but will not be provided in locations where they would prejudice the delivery or operation of a large scale facility.

If you would like to discuss these issues and how to tackle them then come along to a meeting on Wednesday 27th June at 8pm in the Methodist Church, Totnes, organised jointly by Transition Town Totnes and South Hams Friends of the Earth. Suggested donation £4/£3.

All Welcome

http://www.transitiontowntotnes.org/2012/06/waste-not-want-not/

 

 

If you can’t attend the meeting but would like to contribute to the new waste plan ……you can comment on both of Devon County Council’s consultations:
The Devon Waste Management Strategy is inviting comments until 20th July:
http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/environmentplanning/waste_disposal/waste_management_strategy_for_devon.htm

and the Devon Waste Plan until 3rd August:
http://www.devon.gov.uk/wastecorestrategy