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Thamesmead: Dr Fox launches recycling scheme

PUBLISHED: 12:27 04 October 2011

Dr Fox, and Mayor, councillor Ray Sam at the launch of the scheme

Dr Fox, and Mayor, councillor Ray Sam at the launch of the scheme

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Legendary broadcaster Doctor Fox rolled into Thamesmead yesterday to mark the launch of a recycling initiative.

The Magic FM DJ was joined by pupils from St John Fisher Catholic Primary School to promote the London Green Points scheme.

It aims to encourage residents to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste.

The disk jockey said: “Whenever there is a discussion on waste and recycling, whether on radio, tv or at the office, it is one subject that everybody has a view on.

“We all know there is a problem with too much stuff going to land fill, and most people would like to do something constructive to help.

“Well here it is, a simple and effective way for people to get involved.

“I believe London Green Points will make a big difference to how people deal with their rubbish.”

Bexley council has received funding from the London Waste and Recycling Board’s Flats Recycling Programme and Recycle for London to support the scheme.

It is being rolled out in over 2,000 flats in East Thamesmead with the potential expansion to 15,000 flats across the borough planned for 2012.

Residents earn Green Points for the residual waste and amount of recycling they carry out in their neighbourhood.

These points can be redeemed for a range of eco products and days out or donated to selected local charity projects.

Participates of the project which is in partnership with Gallions Housing Association, will also have access to range of offers and discounts provided by local retailers.

For more information call 020 8303 7777 or visit www.bexley.gov.uk/recycling.

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