Climate and Environment Advisory Committee - Tuesday, 23 November 2021 2.00 p.m.

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Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To agree the minutes of the meetings held on 13 and 21 September 2021 as a correct record.

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Matters Arising from the Minutes


Public Questions

Questions from Elizabeth McWilliams

What happens to the plastics we put in our blue bins?  I note that the SCDC website states:

'Over 97% of the recyclable plastic that Greater Cambridge Shared Waste service collects is sent to UK reprocessors for recycling. The remaining material which is exported is fully tracked in accordance with strict guidance from DEFRA and this is recorded on the national Waste Data Flow website. Materials are only sent to sites which have a permit to recycle them legally.'




(i) What monitoring is in place of the Amey contract to ensure that the 97% target reprocessed in the UK is met?


(ii) What % UK reprocessed has been achieved so far in 21/22? 


(iii) What was the % UK reprocessed in 20/21 and is the trend improving or not?


(iv) How does the tracking of the remaining material work? I tried generating reports from the National Waste Data Flow website on recycling and landfill and this returned 0% for SCDC. Could you therefore please clarify what % of waste is sent abroad for processing and to which countries?



Request to speak from Daniel Fulton about the design considerations of climate change on the district’s new towns of Northstowe and Waterbeach.


Stock Modelling for Zero Carbon and Improvements to Energy Efficiency across the Council's Housing Stock pdf icon PDF 192 KB

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Mid Year Progress Report on Zero Carbon and Doubling Nature Action Plans pdf icon PDF 232 KB

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Zero Carbon Communities Programme and Six Free Tree Project Update pdf icon PDF 415 KB

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Forward Plan and Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 January 2022.

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