Thursday 27 June 2019

Investigation: Inside a London recycling centre – what really happens to rubbish

"The chaos of Britain’s recycling system is exposed today with hundreds of thousands of tons of waste being redirected to landfill or incinerators.

"Despite residents sorting their household waste into separate bins, up to half of “recyclable” material is not being recycled in some areas of England, government data shows.

"It comes as an undercover investigation by The Telegraph and Unearthed reveals staff at a recycling centre in London are sending recyclable plastic and paper to be incinerated..."

I was part of the investigation team that exposed poor recycling practices and working conditions at a London waste processing plant.

Read the full stories on the Daily Telegraph here and here, and on Unearthed