Campaigners hailing from the Coventry region have aired their sentiments regarding a proposal for a recycling centre update. While the update would mean improvements for the centre, the same update would also restrict access for cyclists and pedestrians in the area.
The recycling centre in Nuneaton is known to be amongst the area’s busiest and biggest centres for recycling. Every day, about 600 cars normally drop by to dispose of their rubbish. However, the new plans for the centre could put at end to this. While cars will continue to be entertained with the updated recycling centre, pedestrians and cyclists will experience a much more limited access to the facility.
Kelvin Konkador, a spokesperson for Friends of the Earth as well as the local council’s Green party councillor recently commented about the issue on limited accessibility on the recycling plant. He expressed disappointment about the issue, hinting that the cyclists and pedestrians were being deprived of their right. He added that it could be another three decades before another redesign is carried out, so it may be better for all parties involved to address potential problems now.
It is common for the country’s recycling centres to come together with the town’s businesses and residences. This move is done in order to foster a community spirit as well as to promote and encourage sustainability. Many recycling centres use this opportunity to promote different recycling initiatives through banner printing.
While Coventry residents, as well as the residents of Nuneaton could benefit from more accessibility options, the recycling centre also has a lot to gain if it develops easier access for cars who want to drop off their waste. The question is, whose needs are more immediate and with what plan can the town, as well as the recycling centre benefit more from?