SiÃ¢n Berry, Green Party London mayoral contestant plans to make London a zero waste city if elected on May 1.
The Green Party?s waste plan is due out this Friday (April 11 08) and the Green Party propose to adopt a ?radical zero waste? approach so that the capital can phase out dependency on landfill.
Berry backs current Mayor Ken Livingstone?s argument for a single waste authority.
She said: ?London needs, above all, a coherent city-wide strategy for managing its waste, co-ordinated by a proper regional waste authority. Without this, individual boroughs will not be able to solve London?s waste problems by acting individually and in an uncoordinated way.?
Under Berry?s waste plan proposals by 2012 all London households would get a weekly doorstep recycling collection to include items such as foil, textiles and shoes, plastic, motor oil and aerosols. There would be money back schemes for the return of glass bottles and other re-usable containers and there will be no new or replacement incinerators.
This year is set to be the greenest London mayoral contest yet, with each of the main four candidates, Ken Livingstone, Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick and SiÃ¢n Berry pledging innovative measures to tackle waste in the city.
Image: Green Party London mayoral contestant SiÃ¢n Berry