Recycling in public got a bit easier this week as a three-month recycle-on-the-go bin pilot began in Hyde Park.
The roll out will enable people to continue to recycle when they are away from home by putting bins in public places.
It is part of a Government recycle-on-the-go scheme, which consists of a voluntary code of practice and a guide to best practice.
Environment Minister Joan Ruddock and The Royal Parks deputy chief executive Colin Buttery launched the scheme on Monday June 2 to coincide with Recycle Week.
Ruddock said: We need to take recycling beyond the office and home into our public spaces - that's what this initiative is about.
We know that most canned and bottled drinks are consumed outside the home, when people are out and about. Even the most dedicated recycler is unlikely to take these home with them and add them to their household recycling.
Recycle on the Go is about making recycling a natural part of everyday life no matter where people are. But the bigger issue here is about a pushing a behaviour change around how people dispose litter when they're away from the home.
Image: Environment Minister Joan Ruddock and The Royal Parks deputy chief executive Colin Buttery with an on-the-go recycling bin in Hyde Park