Recycling in Lavendon
This will offer advice on what items can be recycled. Did you know that envelopes with clear windows can now be recycled in their entirety, for example?
If you aren't sure what can be recycled and what can't, and how to dispose of waste the detail below should help. Lavendon Parish Council are full supporters of recycling within the village, and Milton Keynes Council as a whole, and will be
taking part in the Recycle and Reward Scheme 2018 as recently announced.
This new initiative is aimed at improving recycling. Throughout 2018 and beyond we hope to improve what items are put in our pink sacks. Milton Keynes Council is imminently launching a dedicated website to recycling – www.getsorted.co.uk.
Fighting a Toxic Timebomb
Cigarette butts account for 66% of all litter and can be found in every corner of the country - on our streets, in our countryside, and parks.
In fact, new research for Keep Britain Tidy reveals that, right now, there are 2.4 million cigarette butts littered on England’s high streets, despite the efforts of local authorities to clean them up on a daily basis.
A core reason for this is that many smokers incorrectly believe that cigarette butts are biodegradable. They are not.
A cigarette butt can take 14 years to break apart, its toxins seeping into the earth.
Keep Britain Tidy was established more than 60 years ago with a remit to campaign to reduce litter in this country and the issue of cigarette litter simply cannot wait – it is a toxic timebomb that is doing damage to our environment every day.