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Sneaky bin chipping still in the bag for UK.gov

Posted By admin On June 7, 2010 @ 8:53 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Jane Fae Ozimek
The Register
June 7, 2010

A government announcement today that it is scrapping plans to penalise householders for not recycling scores eight out of ten for effort – but it may not go far enough to appease the civil liberties lobby.

Your bins will still be microchipped, and – whether you like it or not – your household waste habits will still be recorded centrally.

The big change, reported in national media [1] today, is from a scheme to reward good recyclers and punish the bad ones, which the last government attempted to pilot last year. These plans stalled, when no councils could be found that were prepared to sign up to a pilot.

Instead, the coalition intends to put in place a scheme to reward those virtuous householders who recycle a significant amount of their waste. The new approach is mostly “carrot”, as opposed to “carrot and stick”.

Recently appointed Communities Secretary Eric Pickles explained that the coalition backs rewarding people for recycling. Various reports trotted out the good news from Windsor and Maidenhead, where a reward-based pilot was recently declared a success.

Full article here [2]

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[1] reported in national media: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/politics/10251696.stm

[2] Full article here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/07/gov_recycling/

[3] Image: http://www.homegain.com/housead/homes_for_sale/index?entryid=11502

[4] Green Police To Search Trash, Fine Offenders: http://www.prisonplanet.com/green-police-to-search-trash-fine-offenders.html

[5] Green Police: Enviro-Spies Will Search Through Trash To Dish Out Fines: http://www.prisonplanet.com/green-police-enviro-spies-will-search-through-trash-to-dish-out-fines.html

[6] Council binmen given iPads to keep track of non-recyclers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/council-binmen-given-ipads-to-keep-track-of-non-recyclers.html

[7] Big Brother bin searches double in a single year as councils snoop through the rubbish of 30,000 families: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-brother-bin-searches-double-in-a-single-year-as-councils-snoop-through-the-rubbish-of-30000-families.html

[8] Sneaky, bullying, self-pitying Climategate scientists write to Sir Muir Russell inquiry begging: ‘Make it a whitewash hat trick!’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sneaky-bullying-self-pitying-climategate-scientists-write-to-sir-muir-russell-inquiry-begging-make-it-a-whitewash-hat-trick.html

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