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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Recycling again

Posted by davidburbage on July 9, 2008

We hit the headlines today on the BBC and the Guardian – the talks we’ve been having with Recyclebank were highlighted by George Osborne in his speech today and we’re very hopeful that we will be able to introduce additional recycling by incentive rather than by implied or threatened punishment. This is what we promised to do in our manifesto

The good thing is that there is no reason why it can’t work, but inevitably with so many ‘bits’ there is a lot of work to do – financial, contractual, legal, nuts & bolts – to properly evaluate the best solution for an ‘on the ground’ delivery. Liam Maxwell’s quote in the Guardian isn’t correct in terms of timescale but having visited Recyclebank in New York (when I was there on a private visit in April) and also having met with them when they were visiting the UK a few weeks back, we’re certainly keen to progress a solution.

Edit : Once again our manifesto ideas have been picked up by the wider body politic (fourth bullet point says to ” encourage recycling by use of incentive schemes ” … Boris plans to plant more trees, and Gordon asked Government buildings to fly the Union Jack routinely, the week after we did it here at the Royal Borough!

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