LA power to encourage/discourage behaviour re: waste collection & recycling

Proposer
digitalWestie
State

Accepted

Vote Score

3

Age

1860 days


@digitalWestie edited manifesto/local_government.md - about 5 years ago

Transparency

Publish full minutes (or transcripts if available), audio recordings, and voting records from all local council meetings. Online publication should be performed within 24 hours. Software tools will be created to make this process simple.

Publish full minutes (or transcripts if available), audio recordings, and voting records from all local council meetings. Online publication should be performed within 24 hours. Software tools will be created to make this process simple.

Waste and Environment

The Localism Act 2011 repealed powers under The Climate Change Act 2008 which gave councils the ability to charge fine or introduce tariffs regarding household waste. Local authorities are primarily responsible for waste collection and recycling. Consequnetly, local government should have the power to issue financial discencintives (and/or incentives) to encourage recycling and effective waste collection.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - about 5 years ago

Sounds good 👍

I have a concern about who the fines are levied against but that's down to implementation so not something we probably need to get bogged down in here.

digitalWestie

@digitalWestie - about 5 years ago

There's a discussion as to how Openpolitics would like LAs to use that power too. I quite like the sound of the Czech system where you get a bar code sticker for your rubbish bags. You get discounts on your bill if you recycle appropriately etc. But anyway, that's just a suggestion for them to adopt.

Floppy

@Floppy - about 5 years ago

👍

I've got a proposal I want to make about unifying recycling systems which might do something on @digitalWestie's point about "how" above.