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Environmental initiatives

We are doing our bit for the environment. We:

  • distribute and collect recycling bags, batteries and small electrical items
  • provide ‘inkbins’ to recycle ink cartridges,
  • collect old laptops to be refurbished for those in need

In partnership with Active Essex, we lend out sports and leisure equipment, so that you don’t need to buy them.

We also consider the environment when we build or upgrade our libraries. Some of our libraries have solar panels and most have LED lighting. Carbon emissions in new buildings will be at least one-third lower than required by current building regulations. We will install fittings to reduce water consumption. New buildings will have mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems to prevent overheating and recycle heat, providing clean low-cost energy and air cooling.

Solar panels at Brightlingsea Library.


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