People of Surbiton, recycle your metal!
By adam_leone | Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:10
If you haven't already, you'll probably relieve a flyer through the post explaining why you have to recycle your metal.
Councillor Derek Osbourne, Kingston Council leader and Chair of the South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee
The 'MetalMatters'campaign is well and truly underway getting people to ensure that people recycle packaging such as jar lids, foil, bottle tops and tins.
The leaflets remind people that every piece of metal packaging put out for recycling will be used again and again for years to come.
And every time it's recycled it saves energy, cuts carbon emissions – and cuts costs to taxpayers, as recycling is far cheaper than landfill.
The campaign is being delivered through the South London Waste Partnership – a group of four councils (Kingston, Croydon, Merton and Sutton) that are working together to provide improved waste management services to local people.
Councillor Derek Osbourne, Kingston Council leader and Chair of the South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee, said: "Recycling one tonne of aluminium saves nine tonnes of CO2 emissions - the equivalent of driving nearly 3000 miles."
"Every tonne of recycled steel saves 40 per cent of the water required for virgin steel, saves half a tonne of coal, and uses only a quarter of the energy."