Meeting London Plan 2015 recycling target

MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will you meet your London Plan target of exceeding 45 per cent recycling/composting of London's municipal waste by 2015 when London's recycling rate for 2011/12 only managed 33 per cent?


Answer for Meeting London Plan 2015 recycling target

Answer for Meeting London Plan 2015 recycling target

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Municipal Waste Management Strategy sets out measures for improving London's recycling rate, aiming to achieve 45 per cent by 2015 including:

• LWARB's £5 million flats recycling infrastructure programme providing 520,000 new households with new/improved recycling services • The development of new recycling infrastructure using LWARB's £58 million waste infrastructure funding pot and the London Green Fund. • Working with LWARB to deliver its Efficiency programme - service support for boroughs to provide cost effective recycling services, including incentives schemes such as Local Green Points • Working with TfL, boroughs and the private sector to provide more 'on-the-go' recycling bins across London.