Five branch members enjoyed a visit to award-winning social enterprise Moffat CAN recently. Moffat CAN is a recycling and community growing project based in Moffat which employs 27 people.
Just read the no to Dovesdale Incinerator campaign's recent newsletter. They have been so busy on a number of fronts - fundraising, meeting wth MSPs, making representations to SEPA, meeting with campaigners across Scotland etc. It's really inspiring but also hard work....so they need your help - check out www.dovesdaleincinerator.info.
Janet supports the "reduce, reuse, recycle" approach to managing waste
I met Jonathan a few weeks ago. He's the Zero Waste Volunteer Coordinator at SLan CAN, Part of Moffat CAN, Tel 07761 990813, www.moffatcan.org. He has a great display and loads of freebies to help reduce your household waste and save money - he can come out to your events or your group and you can also volunteer with them to learn all about waste reduction.
Just read the No two Dovesdale Incinerator update. You can read it at www.dovesdaleincinerator.info - they have been busy on a range of fronts including developing an alternative, positive use for the site. South Lanarkshire Council are spending £469million of your cash (decided at a closed meeting by the way) sending our waste down to Runcorn near Manchester until 2014. The campaigners need and deserve your help - contact them through their website.
Many of you objected to the Dovesdale incinerator near Stonehouse. South Lanarkshire Council passed it but they now need a licence to operate from SEPA and the consultation period for this is open. Details and how to object below:
In response to a Green enquiry, residents in flatted properties in Hutton Drive in East Mains, East Kilbride can now start recycling. A local resident had raised the problem of a lack of recycling facilities with Kirsten Robb, highlighting the difficulty of having to transport recyclable waste to a supermarket. Kirsten wrote to the council to ask if one of their three communal bins could be designated for recycling and got a favourable response. Residents have now been issued with a recycling bag.