Sunday, 15 February 2009

STARVE YOUR BIN! Recycle for London

Oh my word. Thanks to a tip-off from Suitably Despairing, look what I've just discovered on the web. Now if I wasn't so happily married to Mr A, I think I might be tapping Recycle for London for this man's number. I like his style and dare I say we've got the same taste in bins.

Starve Your Bin is Recycle for London’s new campaign to urge Londoners to put less into the black bin bag and more into their recycling. London recycles only 20% of its rubbish, but around 60% of what is thrown into its household bins could be recycled.

Commenting on the campaign Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board said: 'In London we throw away so much rubbish that could actually be recycled - it is an important resource which is simply being chucked away. I am very excited that the new Recycle for London campaign is using innovative technologies to boost recycling and my message is to starve your bins and recycle, recycle, recycle.'

For the first time, the Recycle for London campaign will feature in TV adverts, as well as radio, press and online adverts and bus and Tube posters. The campaign is funded by the London Waste and Recycling Board, which has a budget of £84 million to deliver funding to boost recycling and ensure London's waste is managed sustainably, with minimal damage to the environment.

So if you know someone in London, do the capital and Boris a huge favour and send them this video. And if you need more info about what can be recycled and where, pop over to Recycle for London's website at

And on the subject of Boris, I'd love to have a poke about his bins, or even have a rummage through Ken Livingstone's if he's still around...hmm I wonder if they'd let me. What a nosey old bird I am!



Tracey Smith said...

Absolute genius missus! I saw this on another site earlier today and love it to bits.....

Can you just imagine, how it would be, if YOUR bin had a voice?


Doesn't bear thinking about...


LOL - it's so underfed it can't speak, just spits things out :-D
hmmm, if only my bin did have a voice LOL

Layla said...

LOVE IT!! :))

WOW, London's really going for it, that's awesome!!

I think it'd be great if it were mainly grassroots-led, not just 'authorities looking down on people' but basically, voices from the community to be heard!! :)

& hope the MINIMIZING aspect of this is maximized!!

GO London!!

John Costigane said...

Mrs A,

Maybe that is what is required, talking binbags. Mine is very docile in comparison, I must be doing the right thing.

It will be worth following the London campaign over the months to see its effectiveness.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Excellent news indeed Mrs A. Most of us need encouragement, reminders, little nudges etc. It can only help. A x

David said...

Save money and the Earth and be clean at the same time...yes! Get serious and add Bathroom Bidet Sprayers to all your bathrooms. Available at with these you won't even need toilet paper any more, just a towel to dry off! It's cheap and can be installed without a plumber; and runs off the same water line to your toilet. You'll probably pay for it in a few months of toilet paper savings. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain.


Hi Layla - it's a good 'un isn't it. And yes I agree, more and more people at grassroots level need to join in with spreading the word! The more the merrier. Love your quote at the end :-D

Hi John - as it's half-term I had a go at videoing my talking bin yesterday with the little ones. It was absolutely hilarious, not sure it's good for broadcasting though....but one day, who knows....LOL :-D

Hi Anne - It reminds me of that supermarket catchphrase "every little helps"...oh I shouldn't...that just gives them free advertising :-D

Hi David - thanks for visiting. That's definitely new to me. Thanks for the link. :-D

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