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Report – Making recycling work for people in flats 2.0

This report presents the results of ReLondon’s Flats 2.0 research project which explores new ways of increasing recycling from purpose-built flats.

Following ReLondon’s 2020 report ‘Making recycling work for people in flats‘ – the Flats 1.0 project – this latest report, in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth and Peabody, and funded by the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, carried out 13-month pilots on four estates of purpose-built flats in the London Borough of Lambeth. Across the four estates, the pilot was able to demonstrate an average 152% increase in the recycling rate, rising from a low baseline of 11% to a rate of 27%.

The report will be followed by an updated Flats Recycling Package toolkit and a Cost Benefit Calculator for the Flats Recycling Package. These are tools for local authorities to use as they implement the Government’s collection and packaging reforms. They will be made available across London and beyond, to local authorities throughout the UK grappling with low recycling rates from flats. Register here to be notified.

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