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Recycling rates tripled on winning estate in Westminster contest

An estate in Westminster has managed to almost triple its recycling rate as part of a council run competition. The contest was set up by Westminster City Council and CityWest Homes to motivate people to be greener and find the most environmentally friendly estate, with a prize of £1000 and the title of Best Recycling Estate. Recycling rates on the Ebury Estate in Pimlico, which has 356 flats, rose from 16 tonnes the previous year to 41 tonnes in 2007. Each household on the estate now ...