Company offers recycling solution
WHILST I agree, in general, with T. J. Hockley s letter of June 28, I think it is important to correct one misconception; Essex County Council does not propose to import Braintree s rubbish to Dunmow, or create a dump in the town. They do, however, pro
WHILST I agree, in general, with T. J. Hockley's letter of June 28, I think it is important to correct one misconception; Essex County Council does not propose to import Braintree's rubbish to Dunmow, or create a 'dump' in the town.
They do, however, propose creating a 'temporary store' for Dunmow's rubbish, in the form of a 'waste transfer and bulking station'.
The county waste strategy requires that, in the next few years, two 500,000 tonne per year 'recycling facilities' are built, one in Basildon, the other in Braintree.
The Dunmow bulking station will receive rubbish from the town and surrounding areas, store it and transport it to Braintree or Basildon.
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This operation alone will generate more than 66,000 HGV truck movements every year. I do not think this is right.
Environmentally, this is also a disaster. Assuming an average HGV return journey of 10 miles between bulking stations and Basildon or Braintree, the transportation of rubbish alone will consume more than 66,000 gallons of diesel fuel, and produce more than 870 tonnes of CO2 every year.
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ECC claims this is the 'best practical environmental option'. I beg to differ:
After six years, working to develop a novel, small-scale, sustainable method for recycling everything, I believe my company can offer a realistic, cost effective alternative to the current proposal.
Our aim is a number of small-scale 'recycling villages', processing only locally produced waste, and supplying renewable electricity, heating and hot water to houses, schools, businesses or hospitals, within the surrounding area: renewable energy and 100per cent recycling, with zero waste. The current plans offer neither.
I plan to meet with ECC on July 16 to discuss this. E-mail me your views to me by July 15, at ESSEX@
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