Why can’t cartons be recycled in Lewes?

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I read in the recycling section of the latest issue of ESCC’s “Your County” that “In the Eastbourne, Hastings, Rother and Wealden areas plastic yoghurt pots, tubs, food trays, plastic bags and film, and wax food and drink cartons are collected.”

Of the five district or borough councils, only Lewes is left out. Why is this?

Some time ago, Lewes District Council proudly introduced food waste recycling, which is very welcome, but the amount of waste collected in this way can in no way compare with what the Germans call “packaging”, especially in an age of supermarket ready-wrapped food, which many busy people rely on. Perhaps LDC can tell us why the rest of the county can manage this while Lewes can’t.

Helen Clement

Lewes