Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds has welcomed a Belfast City Council agreement to investigate the creation of new positions to help deliver on its commitments to sustainability.
At today’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, it was agreed to investigate the creation of new Council positions to deliver a more sustainable and environmentally friendly Belfast City Council.
Councillor McReynolds had previously called for the Council to take the lead in managing waste in the city, a report into which was discussed at today’s meeting.
“At today’s meeting, I welcomed the report which was drafted on the back of my call for the Council to investigate how it approaches compostable coffee cups and single-use plastics,” he said.
“The report highlighted a number of avenues we can take, however, I also highlighted a number of ways in which Belfast City Council could demonstrate greater ambition in how we approach waste and sustainability.
“The Council has now agreed to investigate the creation of new positions within the organisation to help deliver on its commitments to sustainability, which I welcome. Alliance’s vision is of a Belfast which is sustainable, environmentally friendly and conscious of its impact on the environment. New Council positions can help deliver that and it is something I will continue to fight for.”