MPS recycling

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1041
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why is the target incorporated in the New Facilities Management Contract for the MPS estate lower than that set for municipal waste in the London Plan?

Answer

Answer for MPS recycling

Answer for MPS recycling

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At the time of the Invitation to Tender for the Facilities Management Contract (June 2006), MPS office waste was managed through Local Authority Agreements, and recycling levels were at 9%. Within this contract the MPS set a target of increasing its recycling rate to 25% by 2010. A 16% increase was determined to be achievable in the light of the significant changes required to move to new suppliers and implement recycling systems across the MPS estate in the timescales. However, in accordance with the Environment Strategy, the MPS are working with the new suppliers to achieve the highest recycling levels possible, within MPS funding and operational constraints. The MPS have committed to a further target of increasing recycling levels to 30% in 2007/08, as part of the annual Environmental Management Programme http://www.met.police.uk/about/environment/.