A petition from Birmingham Friends of the Earth is to be submitted to Birmingham City Council today (January 12) as part of the council’s call for responses as it develops a Future Waste Strategy.
Upon receiving the petition, understood to have attracted 1,200 signatures, Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, said: “We warmly welcome input and feedback from groups such as Friends of the Earth that share this council’s aim for Birmingham to operate in the most sustainable way possible.
“We have a shared goal for Birmingham to become a zero waste city – and through this consultation process we will be able to shape our Future Waste Strategy to enable this to happen.
“The council is starting with a blank sheet of paper, and needs views and opinions so future plans can reflect what people think is important. Nothing is ruled in or out at present. If any sustainable innovation is technically and financially viable, it is of course something we will pursue with vigour.”
For a full response from Cllr Trickett on the issue of the Future Waste Strategy (in particular the matter of food waste recycling), given at a recent budget consultation webcast, please visit: http://bit.ly/1RdlNAP