Bracknell build on great recycling momentum

Posted on 29th January, 2011

Friends of the Earth are urging Bracknell Council bosses to increase the borough’s recycling rate by almost double.

Recently released recycling figures showed that Bracknell is amongst the best recyclers in the country, recycling around 40 per cent of all waste. However, the local Friends of the Earth group believe there is an opportunity to increase these to a 70 per cent recycling rate.

The group plans to campaign locally in the town centre and to attend the council’s climate change meetings.

Group director John Halladay said: “As it stands we do not do enough to combat the threat of climate change. Our homes are responsible for around a third of the UK’s CO2 emissions. Poor insulation in homes results in higher fuel bills and as a result the number of households in fuel poverty has grown from 1.2 million in 2004 to 4.6 million in 2010.”