Food waste is eco-friendly

PUBLISHED: 12:38 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:26 11 June 2010

IN response to a letter from Sheila McBrearty, of Honiton, published on December 19, what is the big deal on collecting kitchen waste? That really would be a waste of time and money. I'm so pleased the Honiton Town Council have not yet started a kitchen

IN response to a letter from Sheila McBrearty, of Honiton, published on December 19, what is the big deal on collecting kitchen waste? That really would be a waste of time and money. I'm so pleased the Honiton Town Council have not yet started a kitchen waste recycling scheme in my area. Out of all the rubbish we throw away each week, 'food' is the cleanest of all for the environment.Food rots, it breaks down in a matter of weeks to almost nothing. To say it will add to our landfill sites is rubbish. Items that are always left behind for generations are the non-degradable ones: metal, glass, etc. We should be working on ways to make plastics and cardboard easier to recycle. If plastics and cardboards could be incorporated into our recycling bins, it would make life a lot easier.I try and recycle as much as I can, doing regular trips to the local tip. It upsets me to see each week my neighbours throwing away in their bins all sorts of items which are recyclable. They all have cars but just can't be bothered to drive two minutes up the road to the recycling centre. Mrs T EvesHoniton

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