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Households in Bexley and Bromley have the best recycling records in London

PUBLISHED: 13:26 29 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:55 29 November 2016

Recycling in Bexley and Bromley is above the natonal average

Recycling in Bexley and Bromley is above the natonal average

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Most of the capital falls below the national average when it comes to domestic waste recycling

Bexley and Bromley are the top London boroughs when it comes to household recycling, new figures reveal.

Some 54 per cent of domestic waste in Bexley is recycled, while the figure for Bromley is 48 per cent, putting the boroughs in first and second place in the London league table.

Along with Kingston-Upon-Thames and Harrow, they are the only boroughs with a house recycling rate above the national average of 44.9 per cent.

Bottom of the list is Lewisham, where just 17.1 per cent of household waste is recycled.

The research was carried out by environmental waste clearance company envirowaste.

Owner James Rubin said: “It’s very surprising to discover that the majority of London is falling below the UK national average, especially with wealthy boroughs like Westminster where the household recycling rate is just 19.10 per cent.

“The European recycling target rate is 50 per cent by 2020 for the UK. We’re certainly on the right path as a country but it’s evident that there are certain areas in the capital that could be doing much more.”

A full list of recycling rates for the London boroughs can be found here: http://www.envirowaste.co.uk/feeds/news/almost-90-of-london-is-below-national-average-for-household-recycling.aspx

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