Defra launches “on-the-go” recycling drive

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Recycle on the go pilot scheme by DefraDefra has launched a major initiative in an attempt to increase the provision of recycling bins in public places, with the publication of a good practice guide and voluntary code of practice for on-the-go recycling.

The ‘Recycle on the Go’ documents aim to make it easier for councils, businesses and any other organisations that are responsible for both outdoor and indoor public spaces to make recycling easier and more accessible.

Launching the project today (June 2) at the start of a three month recycling bin pilot scheme by the Royal Parks in London’s Hyde Park, waste and recycling minister Joan Ruddock said: “We need to take recycling beyond the office and home, into our public spaces – that’s what this initiative is about.” Read more

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  1. dottyspots says:

    I think there should be more recycling bins throughout town centres (as with general rubbish bins).

    I’ve been on a train in Norway where the bins on the train were separated into food waste, bottles, cans and papers – you had to sort your rubbish yourself (I was so impressed I took a photo of it and blogged – but that was over a 3 years ago.)

    I’d love to see more of that over here! A friend and I were having a discussion about it a few days ago that usually we take rubbish home with us if it’s recyclable (arrgh, temporary spelling loss) rather than throw it into bins in town (although of course we could avoid buying items like that in the first place, but with children, sometimes plans don’t come to pass.)

  2. Mrs Green says:

    Hi Dottyspots – great to see you here and thank you for stopping to comment 🙂

    The train in Norway sounds wonderful – there are many great things we can learn about recycling from other European countries. Funny that you blogged about it 3 years ago and I’ve still not seen signs of any progress until this news story.

    Children and best laid plans eh? 😉

    Have a wonderful evening,
    Mrs G x

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