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Sustainability of household recycling has not been sustained

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Once food is totally removed from residual collections the resulting “residual” waste can be sorted with the appropriate equipment and everything possible recovered. What solution does Nicholas offer for what is left? We know current recycling levels from multi-occupation London residential properties hover around 15%. That suggests that once food is removed the sorting of the balance of the residual stream could lead to a substantial additional % being recovered and help us meet long standing targets. Much investment would still be needed to provide uses for the material recovered. London decisions for many years have been led by avoiding cost, but you have to speculate to accumulate!

Posted date

7 January, 2018

Posted time

9:07 am

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