Apr 6, 2017

Business rates relief for those actively reducing waste

1 comment

The council needs to offer incentives to move businesses to a more sustainable footing. What about a green enterprise zone to attract start-ups in the green economy too? For example, if a company is taking waste materials and turning them into biodegradable/re-usable packaging material: attract them to Newcastle and get them supplying local businesses.

Julie Hewitt
May 24, 2017

The previous comment makes sense. We hear about innovative projects and ideas , but they sometimes seem to disappear in the ether. Why are the moulded packaging made from waste chippings and mycelium spores, not been promoted more. This was one of those amazing products that should be replacing the non biodegradable packaging products, in fact , not promoted but actually pushed through legislation as something that has to replace the damaging alternatives.

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  • bythellv
    Jul 25, 2017

    Would it be possible to persuade postal delivery companies to collect used but clean/undamaged packaging (at the same time as they make deliveries) for re-use?
  • nat44cana
    May 8, 2017

    As many cartons and papers-wrapping are now laminated with a very thin plastic, they are not recyclable. To put a small levy on such wrapping/packing materials, will in crease recycling. The fee for this has to collected from the manufacturer, as it is to cost-intensive to collect it from the users.
  • pittyakker
    May 5, 2017

    Leave excess packaging at the shops. They will soon start reducing excess packaging when they have the responsibility to dispose of it correctly