Harlow event about draft Waste Strategy for Essex

News / Wed 4th Oct 2023 at 08:15am

A PUBLIC information meeting about the new, draft Waste Strategy for Essex is being held at Great Parndon Library in Harlow on Thursday 5 October, 6pm to 7.30pm.

Residents will be able to hear more about the draft strategy, learn about the Essex Waste Partnership’s targets and understand proposals for how waste and recycling will be managed in Essex over the next 30 years.

The strategy also sets out how the Essex Waste Partnership – the county and 12 city, district and borough councils – plan to protect the environment and conserve resources.

The Essex Waste Partnership is currently running a consultation on the draft strategy and residents can share their views on it up until 22 November.

Chairman of the Essex Waste Partnership and Essex County Council’s Climate Czar and Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste Reduction and Recycling, Cllr Peter Schwier, said: “This is an important document which will influence the future of waste management in Essex for the next 30 years. It sets out how we can build on the positive progress we have already made as a county. We also want to go even further for the benefit of residents, businesses and the environment.

“We believe what we are proposing is not only vital to addressing the significant pressures of climate change, but it will also save money for taxpayers and public services in the long-term. However, we haven’t made any final decisions. We’re here to listen to what residents and businesses have to say about the draft strategy and use what they tell us to inform the final version.”

Great Parndon Library is located on Parnall Road, Staple Tye, Harlow, CM18 7PP.

Tickets for the event can be pre-booked online by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/waste-strategy-for-essex-information-event-great-parndon-tickets-714863194057?aff=oddtdtcreator

More information about the draft Waste Strategy for Essex consultation can be found here: https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/2023/dont-waste-chance-have-your-saY

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3 Comments for Harlow event about draft Waste Strategy for Essex:

David Forman
2023-10-04 13:12:25

I will be interested to hear how they will mitigate environmental damage by burning waste to create energy. However,, they do have an answer to "what is the difference between incineration and energy from waste."

2023-10-04 18:15:13

David, I think you will find that burning waste to generate electricity is less environmentally damaging than burning coal, oil or gas. Waste going to landfill generates methane which is a far more damaging gas than CO2. Burning coal, oil or gas to generate electricity, is very, very damaging - digging it up, pipe lines, tankers, transport, and that's before the suff is burnt. Burning waste reduces the environmental impact of a landfill. Burning waste and generating electricity as a by-product is a plus, and the fuel is readily available. Ever been to the Edmonton Incinerator off the North Circular Road? Been generating electricity from waste for decades. Using a design from the 1930's - so I was once told. If they have open days, it's worth a visit. I had a tour in the 1980's. Not as clean as hydo, cleaner than oil and coal.

Pat Roberts
2023-10-08 07:28:44

There is one of these big burning plants - newish - near Gloucester too. It is open for tours ….. Very high tech modern looking building!

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