Around 375,000 plastic bottles have been collected in Ealing since a new plastic recycling service has been introduced.
The London council have changed their policy on collecting plastics at the kerbside due to 87% of residents requesting the service. Although only implemented on November 19th, ECT have reported that the equivalent weight of more than one bottle per resident has been collected to date.
Lets Recycle say
“The plastic recycling scheme is just one part of a £3.2 million waste and recycling improvement programme in Ealing which the council hopes will boost its 25% recycling rate by 5% by early next year.”
Will Brooks (Ealing’s cabinet member for the environment and street services) said:
“Thanks to our residents’ response to our new and improved recycling service we are moving quickly in the right direction and recycling more.”
£3.8 million has been invested in the services this year and the aim is to recycle 30% of the borough’s waste by Spring 2008.
“Under Ealing’s new recycling service, all refuse and recycling is being collected on the same day and there is same-day pick up for missed refuse collections reported before 5pm.”
Lets Recycle reported when plans went underway in may of 2007; the turnaround being made relatively quickly, so the efforts made by The London Council and ECT are saluted by Greenbang.