Recycling the South East way

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

It appears that our little corner of South East London is not keeping its environmental end up:

Tories Angry At Recycling Slump (from News Shopper)

The gist is that recycling in both Lewisham and Greenwich seems to nhave stalled at a pathetic 7% of waste. Now, I’m recycling around 60% of my home waste, but I’m one of the people that’s committed enough to collect the stuff in pags and drag it to a recycling centre. What we need is a green box scheme!

A council spokesman said: “Our rate of recycling has increased each year from 2000. We have just extended the green box kerbside recycling scheme, providing the additional facility for householders to put out metal cans and glass bottles for collection.”

We have one? You could have fooled me. As yet, I’ve heard nothing about any green box recycling scheme. My wife and I are still taking all our recycling to the local supermarket when we go. So, the scheme is either limited in scope, or woefully under-publicised.

Could do better.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.