FREE NEXT-DAY COLLECTION *

100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE

FAST & CONVENIENT PAYMENT

FREE NEXT-DAY COLLECTION *

100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE

FAST & CONVENIENT PAYMENT

The Most Proactive England/London Councils in Discussing Recycling Initiatives

Did you know that out of 100 people in the UK, 27 of them consider their councils to be unproductive when discussing the UK’s environmental and sustainability initiatives. At Cartridge Recycling we have decided to deep dive into every Council website in England but also each individual London County Council. The environmental impacts of the 21st Century are becoming increasingly scrutinized with the likes of COP 26 and Greta Thunberg paving the way for new sustainable initiatives. For that reason, Cartridge Recycling has decided to identify each England/London county council’s websites to see how often the words “recycle” & Recycling” are mentioned on individual web pages to gain a better understanding of the UK environmental statistics.

One of the main problems the UK is currently facing is the amount of industrial waste that is being produced a year. In fact – in 2018 it was reported that 43.9 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste were produced with 37.2 tonnes of it being contributed by England alone! Household waste in England is producing 22.5 million tonnes of waste a year on average! We are all well aware of the impact government legislation has on the way county councils operate so it’s fair to assume that everything works in tandem.

Prior to COP 2,6 communication and honest reflections on how waste is disposed of in the UK had been highly exaggerated with some government officials suggesting half of the UK’s plastic packaging is recycled -This is simply untrue. There are many factors that contribute to the poor recycling and waste disposal in the UK, one being councils not proactively encouraging recycling through education and enforcement.

Take a look at the entire county data here!

2-Slide-1-copy-1

ENGLAND COUNTY’S - The 3 best/worst websites for discussing environmental initiatives.

When discussing counties and their reach in educating and enforcing environmental legislation it’s important to keep in mind the general population of these counties and many other factors. As you can see below, Essex has a much larger population (almost 3 x more than Cambridgeshire alone). This suggests that Essex is a County that is showing a worrying sign of unproductivity when it comes to advertising and supporting environmental legislation. In fact, Essex is the 7th most populated English County compared to Nottinghamshire which is only 15th. Our rounded up takings are that Essex is an area that needs to become more proactive in offering insights into how to recycle and the importance of recycling because the Essex Council has a much wider reach to a larger community.

DID YOU KNOW?

Not just in London, but across the whole of England, Newham has the lowest recycling rate!

LONDON BOROUGH COUNTY’S - The 3 best/worst websites for discussing environmental initiatives.

Checking out the city’s recycling statistics is a good place to start. London’s recycling rate is around 33%, much lower than England’s average of 43%. London is home to five out of ten of the worst boroughs of England (in terms of their rubbish recycling rates). Here are the five worst: It’s interesting to note that Lewisham is in fact one of the worst offenders with statistics suggesting that only 18% of waste is recycled correctly. What’s interesting is that Lewisham has over 700 websites referring to recycling. This suggests that Lewisham is actively trying to create a better understanding of the importance of recycling in the hope of pushing those numbers up.

LINK TO FULL INFOGRAPHIC HERE