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Hampshire's poor recycling record highlighted

Two articles in the press have highlighted Hampshire's recycling performance and the potential further negative impact on this from plans by Veolia for a massive commercial incinerator near Alton.

Firstly, the Alton Herald features articles and letters criticizing Hampshire's poor recycling record and asking candidates standing in today's County Council elections what they intend to do about it.

The letters page also includes a number of letters dismissing recent PR from Veolia regarding their green credentials, and pointing out the conflict between their public messaging and Veolia's plan for a massive commercial incinerator in the rural Wey Valley, burning waste including recyclables from across the South of England.

Secondly, the Hampshire Chronicle follows up with a similar article, also highlighting that the proposed incinerator will replace the existing recycling facility, making the county's recycling problem even worse.

The earliest the planning application will now be determined by HCC is in June. The No Wey Incinerator campaign continue to work behind the scenes as this date approaches. To be kept informed, please sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to be kept informed of latest developments.

To read the articles and letters, click the images below.

To read the full Hampshire Chronicle article, click here.

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