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Sir Michael Lyons proposals could be unfair for Londoners

Limited recycling facilities in London could be a problem if variable charging suggested by Sir Michael Lyons is adopted, according to market development organisation London Remade.

Chief executive Daniel Silverstone said: “It wouldn’t be fair for the public to be charged if they put a recyclable material in their rubbish bin because their council cannot provide the necessary facilities.”

Silverstone said London Remade welcomed new ideas to encourage recycling but was concerned about what would happen to all the recyclables collected in the capital if it did not have the reprocessing facilities to deal with them.

It proposes building at least 10 new recycling and reprocessing facilities in London in the next five years, but warns that recyclables could have to be exported if such facilities are not developed.

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