These pages have been set up to promote local initiatives to reduce waste and to encourage reuse and, failing that, recycling. Our first focus is on Reduce and Reuse.
Reducing and recycling our waste is a confusing business but all is not lost. Plastic-Free Lady Bay has been launched to promote the reduction and elimination of plastic waste and several pledges have already been made. In addition, Lady Bay people have set up a network of drop-off points for selected recyclable items and, in doing so, are also finding ways of reducing our waste. In particular, our page on 'Recycling & Alternatives by Item' contains a number of suggestions to encourage reuse instead.
This is a journey - we actively welcome contributions to improve the factual content of these pages and volunteers to act as drop-off points and/or centres of knowledge. If you want to jump straight in, without reading further, here are the main links on our website, in order of importance.
Then there are very helpful national sites, like these, each of which adds to our knowledge:-
https://www.which.co.uk/.../article/how-to-recycle-in-the-uk (very good on the 'why' some things aren't that simple to recycle but not always accurate advice compared to our local recycling capability)
https://www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge (sponsored by the UK government but with ability for local searches by item)
http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk (not yet sure who this organisation is)
finally, here's a link to the pilot scheme to create channels across the footpath to allow EV charging for people without off-road parking - https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/travel-notts/electric-vehicle-charging-in-and-around-nottinghamshire/electric-vehicle-cable-channel-evcc-pilot-programme.
but after all that, the big messages are :-