Almost 90% of London is below national average for household recycling

Almost 90% of London is below national average for household recycling

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Have you ever wondered which areas of London are the best at recycling?

We did and have revealed which London boroughs are the most environmentally friendly. By analysing the areas that recycled the most for domestic waste in 2014/15, we were amazed to discover that only four boroughs out of the 32 are above the national domestic recycling average of 44.9%!

The full list of London boroughs ranked by its domestic recycling rate is as follows:

  1. Bexley London Borough Council – 54.00%
  2. Bromley London Borough Council – 48.00%
  3. Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames – 45.70%
  4. Harrow London Borough Council – 45.10%
  5. Hillingdon London Borough Council – 43.80%
  6. Richmond Upon-Thames London Borough Council – 41.20%
  7. Ealing London Borough Council – 40.10%
  8. Croydon London Borough Council – 39.90%
  9. Enfield London Borough Council – 38.50%
  10. Barnet London Borough Council – 38.00%
  11. Sutton London Borough Council – 37.60%
  12. Merton London Borough Council – 37.50%
  13. Haringey London Borough Council – 37.30%
  14. Waltham Forest London Borough Council – 35.50%
  15. Brent London Borough Council – 35.20%
  16. Southwark London Borough Council – 34.60%
  17. Hounslow London Borough Council – 34.50%
  18. Greenwich London Borough Council – 34.30%
  19. Islington London Borough Council – 32.80%
  20. Havering London Borough Council – 32.40%
  21. Redbridge London Borough Council – 28.70%
  22. Lambeth London Borough Council – 28.30%
  23. Tower Hamlets London Borough Council – 28.10%
  24. Camden London Borough Council – 26.30%
  25. Hackney London Borough Council – 25.30%
  26. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – 25.30%
  27. Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council – 23.40%
  28. Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council – 20.70%
  29. Wandsworth London Borough Council – 20.70%
  30. Westminster City Council – 19.10%
  31. Newham London Borough Council – 17.20%
  32. Lewisham London Borough Council – 17.10%

EnviroWaste owner and CEO James Rubin said,

“It’s very surprising to discover that the majority of London is falling below the UK national average, especially with wealthy boroughs like Westminster where the household recycling rate is just 19.10%. The European recycling target rate is 50% by 2020 for the UK, we’re certainly on the right path as a country but it’s evident that there are certain areas in the capital that could be doing much more.

“In our experience areas with a high population density produce larger volumes of overall waste, making it so much harder to police and manage. We have also found areas where there are more renters and less home owners tend to be less involved in recycling their waste. As a business we’re determined to make London a more environmentally friendly city and will be focusing our efforts on the underperforming boroughs to help get residents recycling more!”

If you would like to discuss how EnviroWaste can help you discard of your waste in a more environmentally friendly way, please get in touch!

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