New booklet helps residents have their say on waste in Nottingham

August 10, 2011 by  

Nottingham City Council is asking local residents for their feedback on proposals for the future of waste disposal in the city.

The council has produced a document outlining the plans for the next twenty years and have also created a booklet that explains the proposed changes. The booklet explains that Nottingham City Council are aiming for an ambitious recycling target of 70% by 2025 and they also aim to recover energy for waste that is unable to be recycled.

This news comes as many councils are feeling the pressure from the government to meet stricter recycling and sustainable energy targets in order to fall in line with other European countries. Currently, the UK recycles around 34% of its waste whereas in Germany, 64% of waste is recycled. It could be argued the printing information about recycling is counterproductive as the waste paper can then be considered waste that may end up in landfill sites, but paper is one of the most widely recycled commodities in the country, meaning that most people have access to recycling facilities to dispose of any unwanted booklets responsibly.

Booklet and brochure printers in Nottingham are often called upon to produce summaries of information like this, making them easy for the reader to digest and highlighting main issues and topics in a concise manner. The council are distributing the booklets and asking for feedback by 16th September 2011 and more information about the plans can be found on the Nottingham City Council website.