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25.01.23 – Carbon Bubble tours Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent Household Waste Recycling Consultation

Written by on 25 January 2023

People across Staffordshire will have the chance to learn more about climate change when a huge bright orange ‘carbon bubble’ tours the county.

The 10-metre bubble installation due to tour in summer 2023 will help people to visualise how their daily activities can impact carbon emissions.

Staff from local council climate change teams will also be on hand to offer advice and tips to help residents understand what they can do to reduce their own carbon footprint.  People will also be asked to pledge to do one small thing to help Make Staffordshire Sustainable.

Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment at Staffordshire County Council said: “Climate change is something that affects us all and every choice we make has a carbon impact.

“Having the giant bubble to help people visualise what a tonne of carbon looks like is a great way of raising awareness and getting people talking about the issue and what we can do to help tackle it.

The carbon bubble will be transported to locations using electric vehicles and inflated using generators which run on 100 per cent renewable materials.

People can get more information on reducing their carbon footprint at Climate change – Staffordshire County Council


Residents in Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to have their say on the opening times of the city’s two Household Waste Recycling Centres.  Stoke-on-Trent City Council is seeking views on the opening times of Burslem and Hanford tips.

Currently, the Hanford site is closed on a Monday and Tuesday and the Burslem site is closed on a Wednesday and Thursday. However, a review of their operating days and times has found these may not be the peak operating times. The city council has been monitoring traffic volumes at both sites to determine the peak operating times and this information will be used to ensure residents can still conveniently dispose of their waste five days a week while maximising recycling rates.

A consultation will now run until Tuesday 31 January to gain residents feedback on the proposed changes.