How Much Waste Does London Produce?

London is the most populous city in the UK, and, with over eight million residents, it produces a lot of pollution. The government has introduced multiple policies to improve the air quality and environment surrounding the capital city, such as the congestion charge. Whilst this aims to better the air quality, it doesn’t do much to solve biological pollution made by waste. How Much Rubbish Does London Make? More than 18 million metric tonnes of waste are produced every year in the capital, and as the population increases, so will the amount of rubbish. Of all the rubbish produced, roughly...

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What Can be Recycled?

We all know that, as a general rule of thumb, glass, paper, and cardboard can be recycled, and we’re slowly becoming more familiar with which types of plastic can be recycled. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding the broader issue of precisely what can be recycled, especially when it comes to household items.   This confusion is made worse by the different rules enforced by the local authorities concerning recycling. In fact, across the UK, there are 39 different guidelines set out by local councils regarding what they will accept as recycling, with some accepting most types of plastics and some refusing to collect any plastic packaging at all.  It’s easy to get...

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