Saturday, 21 September 2013

Melanie Gibbons Makes Another Move For the Environment

Where to put unwanted, unused or used household waste that may be recyclable but do not belong in the ordinary household recycling bins? This has been a dilemma of Liverpool City residents for some time now. With the opening of a permanent Community Recycling Center, responsible citizens now know they have a safe and proper place where they can bring discarded items such as auto parts, electronic waste, batteries, paint, smoke detectors, oils, gas cylinders, gas bottles, lead acid, old computers, televisions, lighting fixtures and household chemical waste.

The community has increasingly gained awareness about taking care of the environment and has taken a number of action steps and projects that help them lead more environmentally responsible lifestyles. In fact, the city has been recognized for two consecutive years, from 2009-2010 to 2010-2011, as the top performing Sydney metropolitan council for its recycling efforts. And thanks to projects such as the Recycling Center, going green has become more realistic.

It is known that some environment-friendly solutions require substantial funding, so the support of forward-thinking leaders and officials is highly crucial in the building of a green community. The Recycling Centre, for one, wouldn’t have been possible if not for the $250,000 grant successfully secured from the Protection Authority (EPA). The Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun and Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons MP announced the grant at 99 Rose Street, Liverpool City Council Operations Centre where the Recycling Centre is also located.

Gibbons is elated that households now have a “simple and practical solution” as the recycling services provide a way for them to “freely deal with their problem wastes year-round and help to look after their own environment by reducing the incidence of dumping and illegal disposal.”

She also defines the service as a way towards delivering long-term change toward the effective and responsible management of waste in NSW, as the Liverpool City Council will now have a more sustainable method of managing 85 percent of household problem wastes that they usually collect at Chemical Clean Out events.

Gibbons speaks expertly about the numbers because protection for the environment is one of her leading advocacies. She has no qualms about the “dirty job” of cleaning up the community; she has visited landfills, picked up trash from protected areas and cleaned up dirty rivers as part of her commitment towards living green.
Gibbons leads pro-environment initiatives because she knows how green solutions can lead to multiple benefits: better health for the constituents, safer communities, and even economic growth through better productivity and more cost savings.

About the Author:
Calvin John Mcphee is an educational consultant by profession who specializes in teaching students with learning disabilities, students who have behavioral or emotional difficulties as well as those who are seeking for a private secondary tutor. He spends his spare time researching and learning different ways to broaden his knowledge and formulate different teaching techniques. He also has a strong passion for writing and he effectively shares his interests . He also supports green movements through
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