Recycling is on the agenda as Lord De Mauley visits Gloucester
RECYCLING was high on the agenda for Lord De Mauley's visit to Gloucester on Monday.
The recently appointed parliamentary under secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) joined city MP Richard Graham for a tour of the city.
As part of his portfolio he is looking at waste management and littering.
As well as stopping off at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, they visited the Furniture Recycling Project (FRP), the city council offices, the Redwell Centre in Matson and Robinswood Hill.
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Mr Graham said: "He was very interested to see what we are doing in Gloucester, and what plans we have going forward.
"At the FRP they are looking to recycle more white goods. They want to collect unwanted items, refurbish them and then sell them on, which sounds great and we are fully supportive of that.
"Meanwhile, they are also linking up with the Redwell Centre who are going to become a cardboard recycling point. The vans owned by the FRP will be used to transport the cardboard to and from the site.
"The idea is for schools and businesses and schools to collect their cardboard and drop it off there.
"It is all about communities working together and it is really quite exciting."
Lord de Mauley, whose family has a farming background, has been a government whip in the Lords since 2010, as well as being Government spokesman on environment, food and rural affairs issues.
He joined the Territorial Army in 1976, rising to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 2003. He retired from the TA in 2005 and lives in Lechlade.
"The museum tour was just a stop-off," said Mr Graham.
"He had been there before and was keen to hear about their plans for the future and to give them his backing."
He added: "We also spoke about flooding and all the work we have done in the city and he was very impressed."