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Climate change and global warming are probably the greatest threat humankind has ever faced. It is important for each of us to take a personal responsibility for acting in what ever way we can to avoid the slide into the global catastrophy which will occur if we do not act now. Future generations will curse us for not taking steps to reduce the effects of climate change when we had the opportunity to do so. Acting at an individual level is important and effective because what happens globally is just the sum total of what we do individually. It's what we do as individuals, families and communities which will make the difference. The key is to:
THINK GLOBALLY AND ACT LOCALLY
16 STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO HELP SAVE THE PLANET
If you think that your house or flat would benefit from better insulation contact Torfaen Council they will be able to advise and you may get it fitted free of charge!
Why not be a rotter! Start composing your garden waste using a compost bin you can obtain at reduced cost from Torfaen CBC. Phone up and ask for details.
Torfaen's Kerbside Recycling Scheme
Torfaen is now recycling some 500 tonnes of domestic waste per month and is well on the way to meeting Welsh Asembly recycling target of 40% by 2009.Curently we are recycling 37% of our deomestic waste. The twin bin scheme is gradually being phased in across the Borough with New Inn being included later this year. Currently some 24,000 homes now operate the twin bin scheme.This will enable all garden and food waste to be collected for composting in addition to the black box scheme for the collection of paper, glass, plastic bottles and metal. The bins will be collected on alternate weeks. This will mean a weekly bin collection and black box collection every week. The idea is that recycling and composing will mean that your ordinary bin will only need to be collected once every two weeks. Large bulky household items can be collected from your home by the Council by prior arrangement and the payment of a fee. Alternatively you can take large items and other materials to the New Inn Waste Tansfer Station. Trade waste disposed of at the Transfer Station has to be paid for.
Anyone caught 'fly tipping' or depositing waste illegally in an unauthorised place will be subject to heavy fines or a prison sentence.
Recycling Tips: Help Us to Recycle Your Waste Efficiently