Greens expose London's postcode lottery

New research from Green London Assembly Member Caroline Russell has found that no London Borough was able to recycle a list of seven common household items.

Caroline’s investigation revealed that a lack of oversight from the Mayor means there is no consistency between boroughs, and residents are left confused as recycling rules vary from one council area to the next.

How much does your borough recycle?

  • Barking and Dagenham recycles plastic buckets and bike tyres, but can't recycle crisp packets, Tetra Paks, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers or biro pens
  • Barnet recycles plastic buckets, Tetra Paks, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers and bike tyres, but can't recycle crisp packets or biro pens
  • Bexley recycles plastic buckets, Tetra Paks, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers and bike tyres, but can't recycle crisp packets or biro pens
  • Brent recycles Tetra Paks and aluminium foil, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, black plastic food containers, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Bromley recycles plastic buckets, Tetra Paks and aluminium foil, but can't recycle crisp packets, black plastic food containers, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Camden recycles Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, biro pens or bike tyres
  • The City of London recycles aluminium foil and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, Tetra Paks, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Croydon recycles plastic buckets, Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle crisp packets, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Ealing recycles Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Enfield recycles Tetra Paks, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Greenwich recycles Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and bike tyres, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, black plastic food containers or biro pens
  • Hackney recycles plastic buckets, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers and bike tyres, but can't recycle crisp packets, Tetra Paks or biro pens
  • Hammersmith and Fulham recycles Tetra Paks and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, aluminium foil, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Haringey recycles Tetra Paks and aluminium foil, bike tyres, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, black plastic food containers or biro pens
  • Harrow recycles Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Havering recycles none of these things!
  • Hillingdon recycles plastic buckets, Tetra Paks and aluminium foil, but can't recycle crisp packets, black plastic food containers, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Hounslow recycles Tetra Paks and aluminium foil, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, black plastic food containers, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Islington recycles aluminium foil, Tetra Paks and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Kensington and Chelsea recycles Tetra Paks, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Kingston upon Thames recycles plastic buckets, Tetra Paks, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers and bike tyres, but can't recycle crisp packets or biro pens
  • Lambeth recycles Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Lewisham recycles plastic buckets, aluminium foil and bike tyres, but can't recycle crisp packets, Tetra Paks, black plastic food containers or biro pens
  • Merton recycles Tetra Paks and aluminium foil, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, black plastic food containers, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Newham gave no information on what they can recycle
  • Redbridge recycles plastic buckets, Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and bike tyres, but can't recycle crisp packets, black plastic food containers or biro pens
  • Richmond upon Thames recycles Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Southwark recycles Tetra Paks and aluminium foil, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, black plastic food containers, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Sutton recycles plastic buckets, Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and bike tyres, but can't recycle crisp packets, black plastic food containers or biro pens
  • Tower Hamlets recycles Tetra Paks, aluminium foil and black plastic food containers, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets, biro pens or bike tyres
  • Waltham Forest recycles plastic buckets, Tetra Paks, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers and bike tyres, but can't recycle crisp packets or biro pens
  • Wandsworth recycles Tetra Paks, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers and bike tyres, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets or biro pens
  • Westminster recycles Tetra Paks, aluminium foil, black plastic food containers and bike tyres, but can't recycle plastic buckets, crisp packets or biro pens

Caroline Russell supports Sian Berry for Mayor

portret van Caroline Russell supports Sian Berry for Mayor

"Londoners needs a Mayor who will do what has to be done on recycling – that’s why I’m supporting Sian Berry."

"She has a proven track record, and will clean up London’s act."

-- Caroline Russell, Green Party member of the London Assembly

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