One of the main topics for discussion at the Camden Green Party’s monthly meeting tonight was recycling. Ideally, we’d want to offer doorstep recycling to everyone, but in some areas this may not be practical, and in some areas – for example where collectors may have to navigate large numbers of steps for a small number of flats – the financial cost may be very high.
It’s frustrating, as some members said, that at the point at which Camden is extending recycling for those with doorstop collections, so many large and relatively accessible council estates, and blocks of private flats, particularly in the south of the borough, have no such facilities.
There was also concern that the extension of recycling provision has not been adequately publicised. People with recycling boxes can now put in them:
” * juice cartons – wax-lined, poly-lined and foil-lined cartons e.g. milk cartons, orange juice cartons, also known sometimes as Tetra Pak
* plastic bags
* coloured and clear food trays e.g. fruit punnets, ready meal trays
* yoghurt containers, straws and bottle caps
* plastic containers of any size or colour, yoghurt pots, ice cream tub, margarine containers
* magazine wrapping”
More information from the council.