NEW waste management plans in Lewisham will focus on preventing waste and strengthening recycling, as part of the 2030 zero emissions agenda.
The aim of the strategy is to use resources over a longer period and also to combat waste crime and stimulate food waste recycling.
The council encourages residents and businesses to move towards a “circular economy”.
Cllr Patrick Codd, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Above all, we need to focus on reducing and reusing resources.
“The new waste strategy will help us do this by supporting our move towards a circular economy.
“This program will focus on waste prevention by reusing, repairing and exchanging items locally.
“The strategy will also strengthen our local economy and bring businesses and communities together. ”
The council said it had already taken “important steps” to tackle waste-related crime in the district.
A spokesperson for Lewisham Council said: ‘We have also established an Environmental Crime Team that engages with residents to ensure they know how to responsibly dispose of unwanted items.
“The team will also uphold the small minority who commit waste-related crimes, including fining residents and businesses caught in the spill.”
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The amount of waste from households in Lewisham has decreased by 27%, according to the council.
The number of waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting has increased by nine percent, as revealed by Lewisham’s waste management strategy.
Lewisham’s council says it aims to create a “greener Lewisham” in the years to come.
The council spokesperson said: “The new strategy will go hand in hand with the council’s broader work over the past few years to create a greener Lewisham, which includes planting 24,000 trees and building centers. adult learning and communal houses.
“We will also be introducing 26 school streets to help children walk and cycle to school safely. ”
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