Tuesday, 8 June 2010

REDUCE, REUSE, ... recycle!

So the coalition government is going to scrap Labour's proposed tax on landfill rubbish in favour of credits for recycling.

Apart from my regret that people should need to be bribed to recycle, as opposed to considering it their civic duty to do so, I am not persuaded that encouraging the purchase of (over)packaged goods, in the anticipation of being rewarded for throwing most of it away, is a step in the right direction. They obviously haven't realised that we should be 'reducing' and 'reusing' first.

Perhaps I should write to Mr Pickles and remind him of this?