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You are here:  Home | Council and democracy | Delivering for our communities | Environment Portfolio | Protecting the environment and promoting the wise use of natural resources
Protecting the environment and promoting the wise use of natural resources
 
 
Priorities - Customer; Efficiency; Performance; Partnerships

"Precious natural resources are protected and damage to the environment through landfill is reduced" and 

 "The Council's own activities will operate with a reduced carbon footprint and environmental impact"

Key Activity:  Improve recycling rates through targeted campaigns and actions for paper and glass

Milestone2012/132013/142014/152015/16
Percentage of household waste that is sent for reuse, recycling or composting30In progressIn progressIn progress
MilestonesTarget DateStatus
Submit final bid via the Weekly Collection Support Scheme for a kerbside collection of glass August 2012How we are doing - well
Report to Environment Review Panel (Task& Finish Group) and implement scheme if bid successful November 2012

How we are doing - wellBid successful funding of £1.8 million secured

Implement kerbside collection of glass to all areas of the districtFebruary 2014How we are doing - okayThis has been rolled out to all areas except the rural and multi-occupancy properties.
Under Project Integra increase participation rate for the collection of paper in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City CouncilDecember 2012How we are doing - wellProject completed with residents all leafleted and workshops held for residents in Ringwood early indications suggest little change following the campaign to amount of paper in black and clear sacks. Further assessment to be undertaken later in the year
Working with Project Integra review the Recycle for Hampshire campaign and its value to NFDCSeptember 2013How we are doing - well

Key Activity:  Undertake feasibility and potential for use of biomass boiler at Lymington Town Hall

MilestonesTarget DateStatus
Conclude feasibility study and implement procurement process if approval to pursue through the Task & Finish GroupSeptember 2012

How we are doing - okay

Key Activity:  Develop sustainable procurement

MilestonesTarget DateStatus
Develop sustainable procurement policy and guidance for Corporate Overview and Scrutiny PanelJune 2012

How we are doing - okayProcurement Strategy approved by Cabinet July 2012, includes section of sustainable procurement.

Evaluate alternative fuel vehicles and their uses within the existing fleetOctober 2013

How we are doing - wellReport to Environment Review Panel recommendation is that we are doing all we can will continue to monitor

Key Activity:  Reduce CO2 emissions and fuel poverty

MilestonesTarget DateStatus
Sign up to collective switching agreement led by Hampshire County CouncilMay 2013In progress
Sign up to Solent Green DealJune 2013In progress

Status Key:

In progressIn progressHow we are doing - wellAchievedHow we are doing - okayNearly achievedHow we are doing - poorNot achieved

Performance data from our transparency pages