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Report Urges London Mayor to Make Food Waste a Priority

With Londoners currently throwing out some 7 million tonnes of food waste annually, the London Assembly Environment Committee has published a report which highlights the need for local authorities to address the way they collect and process waste food.

The report; ‘Bag it or bin it? Managing London’s domestic food waste’, examines how household food waste is managed and explores strategies to make recycling easier and more cost-effective for residents and local authorities.

Of the 33 London boroughs, only 23 were found to be offering any separate food waste collections, with 16 not offering any separate collections for flats. As a result, half of London’s households are left without the option to recycle.

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