Saturday, 12 January 2013

'Wembley Matters': "Better data needed to monitor successful recycling" (One borough's story)

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"Green groups in Brent expressed fears that the new co-mingled recycling (everything put into one bin and emptied into one truck) would produce more contamination than the green box system, where different materials were sorted at the pavement stage and put into different compartments of a lorry. 

"This would result in more material being rejected at the recycling plant and ending up in landfill.

"Now that the scheme has been running for some time, I put in an Freedom of Information request to see if the amount of recyclates collected, which have increased now that some plastics are collected, was affected by increased contamination."

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