West Sussex County Council begins green cause

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WEST Sussex County Council has pledged to slash its carbon emissions in the next two decades.

The goal is part of the council’s ‘Building a Sustainable Future’ strategy, which aims to accelerate progress already made in protecting the environment. Last year the council reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 10 per cent, saving £145,000. Emissions will be reduced with new carbon budgets, which will see services managing their own carbon use. The council hopes to recycle 80 per cent of its highway waste by 2015. Lionel Barnard, deputy leader of the council, said: ‘By getting our own house in order today we can benefit our residents, our economy and our environment tomorrow.’