A few moments ago I received an e-mail from Duncan Gotobed – he who helped by challenging the Charity Commission to explain their wariness about blogging. This is what he’s asking:
Have you come across any Local Authorities that are considering using a carrot approach to recycling rather than the stick approach, which involves bins with chips and potential penalty notices?
It strikes me that waste management is going to be a big issue for Local Authorities, with increasing land fill charges as well as a great opportunity for them to engage with different community groups who share a common interest.
Could bloggers contribute to shaping this agenda and if so are they doing it?
What do you think? Stratford-on-von District Council has been using their twitter stream to share information about recycling regimes etc. Any other, clearer examples of social media encouraging recycling?