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Pentonville Prison joins forces with Islington to increase recycling rates

Residents of Her Majestys Service joined forces with Islington Council, to launch a recycling scheme that will send about six tonnes of materials to be recycled every week. North London based, Pentonville Prison, will be participating in a scheme to help make Islington one of the greenest boroughs. The prison has 20 large recycling bins for the 1,200 prisoners and the 800 staff that work there. Glass, paper, plastic bottles and cans will all be collected weekly saving a large volume of material being sent to landfill. Islington Council executive member for environment Lucy Watt said: We want Islington to be one of the greenest boroughs everyone can help us achieve this goal including the prison. Pentonville Prison deputy prison governor Paul Baker added: We are pleased to be able to introduce this new scheme that will make a real difference to our environment and help us to promote the importance of recycling to our staff and prisoners. The scheme initially covers a quarter of the prison but there are plans to expand it to all areas and introduce new materials such as batteries and food waste in the future.

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