London’s Deputy Mayor Nicky Gavron and a group of children from the Calthorpe Project set an example for all Londoners today when they joined forces to shred the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree.
The tree will now be be made into compost and used in Parliament Square and in the Calthorpe Community garden in Kings Cross.
Mrs Gavron said recycling the tree was “easy to do and good for the environment.”
The Deputy Mayor said she hoped that the recycling of the Trafalgar Square tree would “encourage Londoners to become greener citizens and recycle more, especially the extra rubbish from the Christmas and holiday season.”
“Recycling services have improved across London’s boroughs, making it much easier to reduce and reuse our waste.
A massive 60 per cent of our household waste could be recycled or composted. What better time to start a new green approach to recycling in 2007?.”
Anyone unsure of their nearest recycling facility is encouraged to visit www.recycleforlondon.com for further information.
The Recycle for London campaign is aimed at encouraging Londoners to recycle more and provides the information to make it easier for them to recycle