I DO not understand why, according to Cllr Dyan Jones (Gazette, August 1, 'Recycled plastic 'stays in the UK' '), the publication of a 'clear audit trail' of stuff destined for recycling is a 'confidential and sensitive' subject.

Simon Hartley


Editor's note: the Gazette contacted South Lakeland district councillor Dyan Jones after receiving Mr Hartley's letter, and here is her response.

The number of companies involved in processing is not confidential but there are multiple firms involved in the process and we would always be minded to let them know their information is likely to be discussed. It is only right these companies are informed of any requests made to SLDC for information relating to them. The function of an audit trail is to be thorough and transparent and this was referred to in the council meeting.