Cornwall Council given £1.56 Million to help recycle
The Government has awarded Cornwall Council £1.56 million that will enable the council to collected mixed plastics as part of the kerb-side recycling collection. This is great news, as from April (estimated start date) 2013 all plastics apart from Tetra packs can now be recycled.
It is estimated implementation of this will result in an extra 9000 tonnes of recycling collected. Furthermore, it not only that kerb-side that will see an improvement, as the HWRC (dumps) will be able to take more items that can be better recycled.
Sadly Tetra packs will not be included, as it is not cost-effective to do so, especially as those packs have to be shipped to Sweden to be recycled!