Each year, the problems of waste removal in London keeps getting worse. Millions of homes don’t have access to proper recycling; and those that do throw everything in the trash, from old clothing to broken blenders. If you dispose of rubbish and it ends up in a sorting facility, it does not necessarily guarantee it will get recycled. You might unwittingly drop something that the local recycling service does not accept, or that package might be designed in a way that it is unrecyclable. Many don’t want to recycle either, and don’t realise how easy it is to browse their recycling bins online and order straight to their door. It’s a simple way to help the environment.
It’s a trap that many of us fall into. We get hyped up on the idea of getting on the reusable bag train but we end up with a massive oversupply of bags, made from anything from plastic to jute.