Free Sheets

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Despite my regular questioning, the previous Mayor refused to commit to getting the publishers of the various free newspapers now in circulation in London to pay for the full cost of recycling their papers left on the Tube and Bus network or dumped in the streets. Will you urge the publishers of these newspapers and free magazines to pay for an increase in the number of places where people can recycle their papers/magazines once read?


Answer for Free Sheets

Answer for Free Sheets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that more can and should be done to increase the recycling of free newspapers, as well as paid for newspapers. I would like to build a coalition of those who either produce free sheets or have responsibility for recycling free sheets with a view to increasing opportunities for commuters and pedestrians to recycle their newspapers. In an ideal world every public litter bin in London should also offer recycling facilities. I am aware the Environment Committee will be looking at recycling on the go and would hope options for how this could be promoted are investigated as part of that review.