I wasn't able to go, but two members of CRACIN went to a local residents association meeting last night. Andrew Walster, from the council's waste services department, gave a presentation on the incinerator.
I continue to be worried about the slant that council staff give in presentations to ward forums and other community-level meetings.
For example, they say that Coventry is now up to 30% in its recycling rate. However, our level of composting is most of that, and our "dry" recycling rate is one of the worst in England. They continue to insist that there is no market for non-HDPE plastic. This is despite plastic reprocessing plants opening in Lancashire, in Lincolnshire, and two in Wales. Finally, they talk about the incinerator, but not alternatives to it. They talk about the incinerator, but not things like the £92 gate fee.
People pay their council tax so that council officers can give impartial advice about the pros and the cons, about trade-offs and benefits ... not just what reflects well on the council.