WASTE - please comment to add your ideas

Please comment with your climate change ideas/feedback on Waste, some ideas for actions you may want to consider are; 

  • Exploring minimum emissions options for waste management.
  • Reviewing the use of plastics to minimise emissions.

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by SaraIOMGov on September 19, 2019 at 11:48AM

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  • Posted by ianpilbeam September 20, 2019 at 08:51

    Open a shop where people can recycle and buy used items. Encourage repairs rather than buying new.
  • Posted by Scryer September 20, 2019 at 11:55

    Educate people on the true meaning of recycling. Often the stuff we think goes to be recycled isn't actually being recycled as we don't always have the proper facilities to do this or what we thought is recyclable, is actually not. People should be educated on the 6 Rs, these being:
    Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle.
  • Posted by janetlees September 21, 2019 at 13:51

    We need to follow the lead of other the ever-increasing number of places around the world which have banned single use plastics, and especially Styrofoam which is an environmental nightmare.
  • Posted by petersmith September 25, 2019 at 13:09

    STOP IMPORTING OTHER PEOPLES RUBBISH. pass legislation very quickly to ban the imports of over packaged foods and goods and make the retailers change their ways, changing the 3 big food retailers through legislation will be easier than changing and entire nation overnight. I mean who in there right mind believes you need to put bananas in a plastic bag to sell them in Tesco but the consumer has to take the plastic bag and then put it in the bin. The same can be said of nearly all imported food products - over packaged
  • Posted by memnewb September 30, 2019 at 17:21

    The EFW plant should be licenced to deal with all our waste. At present much of our waste has to be sent away for processing, where the EFW has the ability but not the licence to deal with it.
  • Posted by DocMills October 01, 2019 at 12:30

    Banning single use plastics is not going to affect climate change and is a distraction. Focus on strategies that will have a definite impact.
  • Posted by sarahesandford October 11, 2019 at 08:46

    Offer ways for the community to compost their kitchen green waste. One step further, roadside pick-up of kitchen green waste would be ideal.

    Roadside pick-up of recyclables as well. If everything was picked up - more people would recycle - specifically if garbage was picked up only every two weeks. Would make people sort their own waste out at home.
  • Posted by Griffdog October 13, 2019 at 13:58

    recycling should be the last option.
    First we need to reduce the waste we produce, less packaging for locally produced items.
    Takeaway food shops should be required to move to 100% compostable (rapidly biodegradable) packaging- even encourage customers to take in their own containers or have a scheme of reusable tiffin tins as is being successfully used in some UK takeaways (BBC news).
    the cultural changes required to move away from the throw away society we have produced can not be achieved in isolation- but this will happen.
    I do not think that charging for waste disposal will help it will just lead to more flytipping - maybe encourage reuse/ recycling / upcycling etc by having the civic amenity reuse sections more widespread, they need more space as the one up north often tips items just because they have been waiting to be taken for a few hours. how about the civic amenity sites having a facebook page for example where they constantly load pics of large items for reuse - or use one of the large units at Jurby to house furniture that is free for reuse
  • Posted by JuBib October 13, 2019 at 16:48

    Banning single use plastics
    Support for local businesses offering refills or allowing customers to bring in their own containers.
    Kerbside recycling is a must
  • Posted by Louise October 16, 2019 at 18:01

    Island ban of single use plastics is a start. There will always be the challenge of some recycling having to go off island. So if what cant be reduced at source, are there innovative ways to recycle here?
  • Posted by FHorning October 17, 2019 at 18:47

    New buildings and conversions should provide enough space for recycling containers, even if the local authority does not currently provide such a service. It is about planning for the future. Developers should show the number of bins and their size on planning applications.

    For flats in the local authorities where a kerbside service is already offered (Braddan, Douglas), three section bins should be installed in kitchen as per 'Design Guide - Affordable Housing Standards 2016'. This needs to be mandatory for the flats registration process, which is done by DEFA on behalf of the local authorities.
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