Ealing’s recycling rate edged towards 38% in June, see details here. This is quite an achievement for the the people of Ealing. Although the council has heard people’s desire to recycle more and expanded the food re-cycling scheme trailed by the previous administration, introduced cardboard and plastics recycling and made garden waste recycling easier the council couldn’t have achieved anything without the clear message from people that this was what they wanted and the enthusiasm with which people have used the facilities provided. Well done Ealing.
Tonight I was sorting out our own rubbish and recycling. With a small baby we produce the best part of a bin bag of disposable nappies every week – sorry I’ve never been convinced by the terry nappy argument. But even with our very own baby environmental disaster I still reckon we send twice as much weight to recycling as we do to landfill.