Redcar Council's 'green' plan to improve environment

A Teesside council has unveiled its five year "green" plan to help improve the environment.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has adopted a new sustainable environment strategy which it says will tackle issues such as waste management.

The plan includes setting up smoke control zones where the use of smokeless fuel will be encouraged.

The council also wants to reduce carbon emissions by 20% and encourage waste recycling.

Councillor Joe Keenan, the Council's cabinet member for the environment, said: "We have made great progress over the last five years in areas such as reducing carbon dioxide emissions and increasing recycling.

"We are committed to tackling the challenging issues we face in the future, like the need to adapt to climate change, and will work with our partners to achieve our goals."

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