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Lib Dems take action on pet food packaging recycling

January 7, 2020 9:57 PM
Originally published by Brentwood Liberal Democrats

Cat looking worried (Photo by Caleb Woods on Unsplash)

Cllr Karen Chilvers has tabled the following motion, aimed at assisting Brentwood residents to recycle pet food packaging. It will be seconded by Cllr Jay Laplain:

Brentwood residents are excellent recyclers and make a superb effort to recycle as much as they can. However, a number of items are not easily recyclable and, no doubt, this weighs heavily on their consciences. One item type that isn't commonly recyclable is pet food packaging.

An average cat, fed on pet pouches, dry food and treats will fill the equivalent of a standard bath full of non-recyclable waste each year. There are solutions available with companies such as Terracycle.

After conducting due diligence via feasibility studies and reporting to the appropriate committee, Brentwood Borough Council will seek to assist its residents by introducing a pet food packaging recycling service within the next twelve months.

Cllr Karen Chilvers

Cllr Karen Chilvers

Cllr Jay Laplain

Cllr Jay Laplain