What’s holding back recycling in London’s flats?

What’s holding back recycling in London’s flats?

A new partnership between Resource London and Peabody Housing Association is to investigate barriers to recycling from flats in a bid to improve the capital’s flagging recycling rates.

The new partnership will run until 2020 and is part of a wider £1-million programme of work focusing on increasing recycling in flats. The partnership will conduct in-depth research with residents in flats to understand what prevents them recycling and to ensure their their thoughts and experiences are at the heart of any recommendations for developing a strategy to improve flat recycling. Later phases of the partnership will see interventions developed by Resource London trialled in inner city Peabody housing estates.

Speaking on behalf of the Mayor of London, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues, said: “The Mayor is fully committed to helping Londoners increase recycling and has set a target for London to achieve 65 per cent recycling in London by 2030 in his draft London Environment Strategy. This requires a vast improvement in the recycling rate from flats and this project, which was developed with LWARB, has the potential to make a significant difference.”