A linear economy (take, make, use and dispose) is unsustainable and produces 7 million tonnes of waste from London’s homes and businesses each year. Only 41% of this waste in London is currently recycled.
Recycling helps to:
- Protect the environment
- Save energy
- Reduce landfill and incineration
What happens to your recycling?
- Mixed recycling goes to a materials recovery facility (MRF) where sorting mechanisms separate the different materials ready for processing
- Food waste can be processed by in-vessel composting which produces fertiliser, or by anaerobic digestion which produces green electricity
Recycling only works if you put the right things in the right bins. Before you throw anything away make sure you check which bin it should go in. Anything you recycle should be clean and dry.
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