DURING the last five days I suppose many of your readers will have received council tax demands - considerably higher than last year.

I expect they would be higher still if newspapers, tin cans and bottles were not recycled.

But why stop there?

Some places, Edinburgh, for example, recycle plastic materials which we all use so much.

One Saturday recently I visited the Discovery Day Exhibition at St John's College - an excellent and exciting exhibition - where one of the displays featured ways we can use biodegradable materials to help the environment.

Does our city council appreciate that landfill sites are not inexhaustible, and are they ensuring maximum use of recycling is taking place?

John Robson,

Dringthorpe Road,


Updated: 11:07 Friday, March 25, 2005