In Suffolk we are very lucky in that our general rubbish, that is everything that isn't reclaimed, recycled or composted, goes to be incinerated to produce electricity.
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK works with Suffolk County Council to manage the household waste that's generated across the county every day. The County Council is part of the Suffolk Waste Partnership working together with the seven district and borough councils who collect waste.
By diverting waste from landfill, recovering valuable energy from the waste left after recycling and reducing the county’s dependence on fossil fuels, the facility also supports SUEZ’s aim to live in a society where there is no more waste and Suffolk County Council’s ambition to make Suffolk the greenest county.
She said that despite the fact that hardly anything in Suffolk is wasted it would still be better if less new stuff was bought in the first place which would save even more power and water.
It was a fascinating meeting and we asked lots of questions.
Followed by coffee and cakes of course
Had to have a change of venue for Octobers meeting, I hadn't seen the email telling me (later found it had gone into junk) so drove to the village hall, only to find the car park all dug up, a digger standing among heaps of dirt and no meeting. I hadn't got a phone number on my phone for anyone except SiL who was away on holiday anyway so started back home but as I passed the secretaries house I saw her about to come out of her drive so did a quick turn round and followed her down the road to the treasurers house and found everyone squashed into her Breakfast room ( it's a B&B in a farmhouse).
The meeting was all about "The Night Sky", and given by an amateur photographer who only got interested in Astronomy 6 years ago, but now runs courses and is involved with several astronomy societies.
He had some fantastic photos and started by telling us that we didn't need to spend a fortune on a telescope as so many things can be seen with a normal pair of binoculars.
Then he went through all the planets and constellations, telling us when we could see them and giving us an idea of just how far away everything is. We heard about comets and meteors too.
He said that you needed the darkest place - often on the coast, and needed to be out in the dark for 30 minutes to get your eyes acclimatised. Then the best thing to do was to lay back on a recliner with a telescope or binoculars and start looking. Now of course things are easier as there are apps on phones that can tell you what you are looking at.
Another interesting meeting with coffee and cakes again.