Local group to have Guildhall recycling stand

Independent candidate for Faughan, Paul Hughes. (0105MM11)
Independent candidate for Faughan, Paul Hughes. (0105MM11)

Local environmental campaign group Zero Waste North West (ZWNW) will have a presence in Guildhall Square on International Recycling Day, Saturday (May 17).

Local election candidate in the Faughan ward and Strathfoyle community worker, Paul Hughes said: “The people of Strathfoyle, Maydown and Culmore and beyond owe Zero Waste North West (ZWNW) an enormous thank you for all of their hard work in campaigning against the gasification/incineration plans here that have just recently been scrapped.

“I would encourage everyone in Derry/Londonderry and as many people as possible to come along and show their appreciation and support ZWNW in highlighting a case for a Zero Waste solution here in the North West.”

Mr Hughes argues that recycling saves natural resources, reduces pollution levels and creates more sustainable ‘green’ jobs. He also claims it is a positive way to reverse climate change day by day.

Regarding his candidature in the election he said: “Promoting Zero Waste as the way forward as a viable waste management alternative here in the North West remains a big priority for me.”