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Toolkit – Tackling contamination: Communications benchmark matrix

How do your communications measure up when it comes to contamination? Could you be doing more to improve the quality of recycling being collected?

Sit down with your communications team and use this matrix to self-evaluate your existing recycling service communications assets and activities.

About the Tackling contamination project

Contamination in the household recycling stream is one of the most common issues London’s local authorities face with their household collection services, affecting budgets, recycling performance and the quality of recyclate. 

In this research project, ReLondon worked with London’s authorities to help them understand the true cost of reactively dealing with contamination in recycling at the kerbside and in flats, and tested interventions to reduce contamination and improve the quality of the recycling being collected.

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