Fascinating comment in the minutes of the city council’s Resources Scrutiny Commission of 15 January.
Councillors querying officers about what would happen to household recycling waste that could not be sold, as seems increasingly likely, were told:
recycled material that could not be economically sold could be sent elsewhere as the contractors SITA had a number of world wide contacts, however, costs associated with this remained with the City Council;
So having paid extra money to recycle our waste, we’re now going to have to pay even more so that SITA can ship the whole lot out to some obscure developing world tinpot dictatorship to dump in the ground. Welcome to the Green Capital!
If, as seems to be the case, a pile of festering, worthless crap is indeed worthless, can’t we just save a load of money and face reality by putting our ‘recycling’ in the bin and dumping it in our own hole in the ground? Or is that not green?