Londoners do not recycle enough. If everyone in London recycled everything they can, the city hall has calculated that next year the council could save £60 million. During a financial crisis period we have to reconsider our habits even in the way we trough away our waste.
Every penny spent on landfilling rubbish is a waste of public money.
The British capital’s mayor, Boris Johnson, in a direct message to his fellow citizens, said the city’s districts currently pay 25% more in taxes for the disposal of waste collected in black bin, bins of black.
The incredible thing is that of this huge mountain of waste the 80 % could be recycled!! Every day, in fact, tons of garbage bins and fill clog landfills constitute a cost to the community. If all waste would be properly disposed, they might represent a resource that not only helps the environment, but also the economy.
The main claim of this new campaign are: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE.
On the site recycle for London it is possible to find all the information you need for recycle your waste at home. In a special box in the site you can enter your postcode and find out all the material you can recycle in your district.
There are also some amazing tips for reuse your old stuff if they are still in a good condition.
Swapping parties ‘swishing’
Swishing is swapping clothes amongst friends, colleagues or any other like-minded fashion lovers who want to re-use clothes in the name of having fun and helping the environment.
Swishers get together and bring along items they no longer have use for. In return they can take away other items for free. The items simply need to be clean, in good condition and something that you are proud to hand on.
Throw your own?
If you like the sound of that, why not throw your own party at home or at work? www.swishing.com has lots of information to help you plan and run your own Swishing party.
For other information and ideas it will be useful to visit also http://www.recyclenow.com/
You will find that you can recycle much more that you could immagine.