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Kingston doubles its recycling rate in one year

The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames has doubled its recycling rate in the space of a year.The London borough recycled 47 per cent of its waste in January-March 2009, compared to just 25 per cent during the same period the previous year.Its total amount sent to landfill in the 2008-09 financial year was 4,442 tonnes, down from 7,363 tonnes in 2007-08.The biggest rise in terms of tonnage recycled had been with the composting of kitchen ...