WHILE facilities for recycling at home have improved greatly over recent years, it can be a real headache finding decent recycling facilities when you're out and about.
We need to change this so that when people are out shopping, on the Tube or at a football match they have somewhere to recycle their cans, bottles and paper.
This is particularly the case with plastic bottles and plastic food containers. Public appetite for recycling is increasing but in spite this, there is a distinct lack of special 'on the go' recycling bins and poor provision of facilities for mixed plastic recycling in London.
A report from the London Assembly's Environment Committee found that that if all of London's plastic currently sent to landfill and incinerated was recycled, it would save around 1.2million tonnes of CO2 per year as well as more than £44million in costs.
The Mayor of London must take action to ensure London is at the forefront of the recycling industry. Almost one million people commute into central London on an average working day and recycling should not end at home.
It is especially important that on the go recycling is in place before London 2012 so that the Olympics can stay true to their mission of a zero waste games.
DARREN JOHNSON, Green Party member,
City Hall, Queen's Walk,