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REY brings local authorities together to tackle climate change

Not-for-profit business Resource Efficiency Yorkshire has started a project that will support local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber that are working to meet their landfill and waste targets.

The project is called Delivering Excellence in Waste and REY is working with Local Government Yorkshire & Humber to share their experience and knowledge of recycling and waste management to councils, to help them improve the services they offer to households and businesses.

REY programme director Andrew Hartley said: This project will support all the regions authorities to deliver information sharing and knowledge transfer. All 22 Yorkshire and Humber local authorities will be engaged in this network so they can share information more easily.

Hartley said that information shared will include waste and recycling technologies and planning issues. Integrated physical events such as workshops and breakfast briefings will also happen.

He added that Yorkshire and Humber had challenging Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme targets to meet and it is important that authorities learn from each other.
Yorkshire and Humber has to divert more than one million tonnes of municipal waste from landfill by 2013.

Leeds City Council chief environmental services Andrew Mason said: The Yorkshire and Humber region is a large and diverse area, and networks between authorities can be difficult to develop and maintain. This is a really innovative project, helping authorities throughout the region to share best practice and work together more effectively to meet our shared aims.


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