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London recycling scheme gets £700,000 fund

Cory Environmental has teamed up with the Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) to pledge £700,000 towards a London recycling scheme, the Recycle Western Riverside Programme (RWRP).

The WRWA is a statutory body responsible for the disposal of household, commercial and industrial waste delivered to it by the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Funding for the RWRP, from the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme, ended last year and the new financial support means recycling organisations London Remade Solutions and Waste Watch can continue to run their programmes.

The RWRP works to encourage local residents, schools, businesses and other organisations to be actively involved in recycling and reducing their waste.

Cory environmental transfer station general manager Fran Comerford Cole said: The RWRP has played a vital part in encouraging recycling efforts, and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. We are delighted to be able to help this project carry on.

The schools education programme, Recycle at School, has already proved a success with around 130 schools in the area joining the scheme, leading to an average 50% reduction in waste, with some schools reducing waste by 90%.

Image:An earlier RWRP campaign which was run in local supermarkets to encourage people to recycle packaging.

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