Recycling efforts in Denbighshire paying dividends
Denbighshire County Council is saying a “huge thank you” to the county’s residents for their recycling efforts.
In the 2016/17, Denbighshire recycled 64% of the waste it collected, meeting the 64% target set by the Welsh Government two years early.
The Council is now encouraging residents to make sure that all food waste is disposed of in the food waste collection service. Currently 20% of the total waste that is collected in black wheelie bins is actually food waste.
next target set for Denbighshire is to reach 70% by 2024/2025.
To assist with improving recycling rates further, residents are asked to ensure that all food waste is placed in the orange food waste caddy provided, ready for its weekly collection.
A smaller kitchen caddy is provided for you to collect food waste each day and transfer to the orange food waste container when convenient. The following food waste can go into the orange caddy: Baked products i.e. cakes, cereals, biscuits, bread crusts, mouldy bread ; Canned/packed products i.e. nuts, pulses, seeds; Vegetable waste i.e. peelings / rotten veg; Tea bags / coffee grounds; Leftovers; Fruit waste i.eskins, cores, peels; meat waste; Dairy waste i.e. egg shells.
For further information about recycling, please visit: www.denbighshire.gov.uk/recycling
Humane Research Trust
New research into cervical cancer has made considerable steps forward due to the work of Dr.Ian Hampson and his wife Dr.Lynne Hampson at St.Mary’s Hospital Manchester, where Professor Ian has recently been appointed Chair of Viral Oncology .
Cervical cancer, still the most common women’s cancer in many parts of the world accounting for 300,000 deaths globally, has been the main focus of their work and recent trial results have led to industrial sponsorship by New Zealand’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Douglas Pharmaceuticals, with the intention of progressing to phase two trials.
This treatment, a low-cost, self applied pharmacological treatment for HPV related cervical dysplasia could provide an alternative to surgery for women in the developed countries and, in low resource settings, could provide an answer to an unmet clinical need.
Members of the Humane Research Trust in St. Asaph, have joined with other supporters to congratulate Professor Ian Hampson on his appointment and continue to raise funds through the Trust to assist his work.