The council has not made the most out of this website. Not many people know it. Also only a few posts here. There is also a lack of follow-up of the Commission’s progress and any further related events or workshops. I’m wondering whether the Waste Commission is still working and whether the expected report will still be produced. What can we expect in the near future? Personally, I think Newcastle’s current garbage separation system deserves anything but credit and the council definitely has the responsibility to change it for the greater good. Low compliance with garbage separation perhaps is partly due to the deeply flawed system. If without enough education on garbage separation and waste management, people would naturally mix things together in the so-called general waste bin. In this way, food waste would contaminate other waste (some are recyclable ones), which would then not be recycled or down-cycled. What a huge waste! Thus it’s suggested that there should be a separate food waste or organic waste bin for every households so that food waste can be collected separately for composting or to be turned into energy in “waste-to-energy” plants. Plus, other originally recyclable waste can be spared from being contaminated. I haven’t done the math, but would love to help and develop specific plans, if needed. In addition, it makes no sense to allow the shopping mall area to only have one single type of bin, which of course encourages people to mix things together. There should be at least two types of bins (although not enough), one for recyclable waste, one for non-recyclables. Predictably, even just by this nudge, workers in recycling centers could have an easier and more efficient working experience and there will be an increased recycling rate. To Summarize, one question and two suggestions. Question: will the Waste Commission still be able to produce the expected report ? Suggestions: 1. Add a separate food waste bin for every households or each neighbourhood ; 2. Implement at least two types of bins around central shopping mall area .