OPINION – Time to get into the habit of recycling

RECYCLING matters, and ignoring the procedures costs us all one way or another in the end.

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The more waste we produce and send to landfill the bigger the tax bill for the council, meaning less cash available for the council services we all rely on.

And it is not just mountains of rubbish we are storing up, but problems to be passed on to the next generation because not enough people are thinking recycling makes enough of a difference to bother.

So ultimately the council has no option but to look at fines for people who overload their bin with rubbish that could be recycled.

There will be warnings issued, and rightly so, to give everyone a chance to comply before they get the penalty notice.

Glasgow's recycling rate has not been the greatest, but efforts have been made to improve in recent years, though the goal must be to get more recycling facilities available for every household.

There are various ways to make a difference, by buying goods with less unnecessary packaging, carrying reusable bags to the supermarket and ensuring it becomes a habit that everything that can be recycled is.

Then we can all ensure Glasgow is a cleaner, greener city and one which we can be proud to pass on to the next generation.

RECYCLING matters, and ignoring the procedures costs us all one way or another in the end.

The more waste we produce and send to landfill the bigger the tax bill for the council, meaning less cash available for the council services we all rely on.

And it is not just mountains of rubbish we are storing up, but problems to be passed on to the next generation because not enough people are thinking recycling makes enough of a difference to bother.

So ultimately the council has no option but to look at fines for people who overload their bin with rubbish that could be recycled.

There will be warnings issued, and rightly so, to give everyone a chance to comply before they get the penalty notice.

Glasgow's recycling rate has not been the greatest, but efforts have been made to improve in recent years, though the goal must be to get more recycling facilities available for every household.

There are various ways to make a difference, by buying goods with less unnecessary packaging, carrying reusable bags to the supermarket and ensuring it becomes a habit that everything that can be recycled is.

Then we can all ensure Glasgow is a cleaner, greener city and one which we can be proud to pass on to the next generation.

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