Recycling experts have visited over 185 of London’s halls of residence to tailor-make recycling plans for students.
Thanks to facilities, students can now recycle
Of the halls visited, almost half had no recycling facilities, and the remainder had limited and under-used facilities.
The project has worked with halls managers and local authority recycling officers to deliver over 200 new external recycling bins. And by the end of the month over 6,600 halls kitchens will have internal recycling bins.
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said: “Students have been telling me that they really want to recycle when they move out of home into their halls of residence, but that the facilities simply were not there. That is why I am working with Crisp, the boroughs and halls managers to ensure facilities are made available.”
Waste audits at three halls with full recycling facilities found a recycling rate of 38% was achieved by students, indicating their potential to contribute to London’s recycling targets.