Boris Johnson should do more to encourage recycling ‘on the go’ according to a new report by the London Assembly’s Environment Committee.
According to the report, the public’s appetite for recycling is growing but good intentions by Londoners are hampered by a lack of on the go” recycling bins and “poor provision” of facilities for mixed plastic recycling.
Darren Johnson AM, deputy Chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee, said: “While Londoners’ facilities for recycling at home have improved greatly over recent years, it can be a real headache finding decent recycling facilities when you’re out and about – whether on the Tube, out shopping or at a football match. The Mayor must take a lead in changing this.
“The environmental cost of disposable plastic food and drink containers is higher than ever. The capital recycles or composts just 22 percent of its municipal waste, and cannot continue to cope with the amount of rubbish going to landfill.
The Committee is calling on the Mayor to direct a London-wide ‘on the go’ waste management scheme and ensure there are sufficient bins with consistent signage to aid identification.