By Adam Barlow, Brandon Doman, Molly Mellor, Alfie Walker and Euan Walsh
The two-week climate change COP26 discussions in Glasgow have encouraged the UK’s towns to evaluate their techniques of combatting climate change.
BCP Council outlined a plan of 153 actions to mitigate the climate crisis.
The Council wants to reduce waste sent to landfill and increase recycling from Council buildings.
Unifying household waste, food waste and recycling collections will increase recycling and residual waste.
Another plan involves the UK’s £450m Boiler Upgrade Scheme.
The people of Bournemouth have varying responses when questioned if they recycle:
Hugo, 26, said: “No, it’s not really my thing. I get it’s important but I can’t be asked, my flatmates do it.”
Sarah, 40, said: “Yeah, I try to do my bit – it’s pretty easy to do so why can’t everyone else do it?.”
The Dorset Scrap Store, located in ‘The Factory’ along Alder Hills, strives to raise awareness.
The store has been in existence for about 22 years and is one of 90 in the UK linked to the ‘ReusefulUK’ charity.
Ms Vicky Laycock, a volunteer, said: “The ethos is basically taking waste that we can use for arts and crafts from local companies that they would be putting into landfill.”
They have the goal of helping deprived areas and providing recycled materials for students and schools.
The charity does this by attending eco events and approaching businesses for any old equipment they may have.
Ms Laycock said: “It’s all about getting the word out about saving the planet.”
She claims recycling and upcycling is so much more prevalent.”It’s everywhere,” she added.
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