Last year the Litter Action Group for Ealing Residents (LAGER Can) removed an estimated 270 tonnes of waste from the borough’s open spaces. Sadly, much of the waste they collected could have been reused or recycled.
LAGER Can’s 2,000 members share a passion for the environment and, like many who have been influenced by stories in the media, were concerned that the items we take such care to recycle might not be recycled at all – and that they may even end up overseas.
We shared our concerns with Catherina Pack, Waste and Street Services Manager at Ealing Council, and she arranged for eight keen recyclists from LAGER Can to visit N+P, the Council’s Materials Reprocessing Facility in Crayford, Kent, to see for themselves what happens to Ealing’s recyclables.
From this visit the team put together top recycling tips and shared it with ActforEaling in the hope we all recycle as much as we can.
LAGER Can, March 2022