In June 2019, Islington Council declared an environment and climate emergency and pledged to work towards making Islington net zero carbon by 2030. Reducing, reusing and recycling waste is a key part in tackling this emergency. Our Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan sets out how Islington will meet waste and recycling objectives as part of its work to tackle the climate emergency.
Our Reduction and Recycling Plan sets four recycling and waste objectives:
Objective 1 - Reduce waste focusing on food waste and single use packaging
Objective 2 - Maximise recycling rates
Objective 3 - Reduce the environmental impact of waste activities (greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants)
Objective 4 - Maximise local waste sites and ensure London has sufficient infrastructure to manage all the waste it produces
It commits us to:
a household recycling target of 33% by 2022 and 36% by 2025
setting new targets for commercial waste recycling
reducing overall levels of household waste, particularly food and plastic waste and reducing emissions from our fleet
Please take a look at the full Plan for more details.