My Peep At Life…

September 4, 2007

Recycling litter bins in the street

Filed under: Environment — peepingtom @ 10:59 AM
Street Recycling Bin

The government has proposed new plans to increase the number of litter bins in the street that offer recycling facilities. The City of London, Cornwall and Essex all offer some degree of recycling public litter bins, and this proposal is designed to increase that to all counties in England.

Currently, 92% of people recycle to some extent. Recycling facilities at home are quite extensive for nearly all counties in the UK. However, the facilities away from home are virtually non-existent. I saw public recycling litter bins in Truro, Cornwall for the first time this year, and I had never seen them before.

District Boroughs that already have recycling litter bins are already seeing a large increase in recycled waste, and the London Borough of Hillingdon is a prime example of this.

I think that this is a great idea, since most people are too lazy or unwilling to take their waste home with them to recycle. If you make it as simple as possible to recycle, more people are likely to make the effort. Once concern that I do have is that people will maliciously put the wrong items in the wrong recycling bins. It will happen sadly.

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