THE Argus reports that Brighton and Hove City Council has again missed its waste recycling target as only 30 per cent of city waste is currently recycled, reused or composted (7 July).
By comparison, England’s recycling rate is 44 per cent, meaning this municipality only recycles around two-thirds of the national average for English municipalities.
Brighton and Hove Council’s poor record in recycling waste was even highlighted in a national newspaper, The Observer noting on July 17 that the recycling rate in 2020 was 29 per cent and that this council is in the bottom 40 in England for recycling.
Unfortunately, this is not the only issue where the Council is failing on environmental policy, as the Greens have also been opposed to park and ride systems for many years, which has likely led to more traffic congestion and pollution on our roads.
Many other municipalities introduced park and ride systems decades ago.
There’s also the controversial i360 structure, which the Greens and Tories backed £40.2million in public funding a few years ago. Not only does this mean a massive loss that affects the community’s funding, but it also increases the carbon footprint of
the city because of the energy it consumes.
Then there is the large vacancy rate for allotments in the city while there is a large waiting list for them.
Overall, this is a very disappointing environmental record for a local council governed by the Greens.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20286620.brightons-green-council-poor-environmental-record/?ref=rss “Brighton’s Green Council has a poor environmental record”