There isn’t one place where you can go to reuse and recycle everything yet and yes, it’s still very confusing where you take what but we have tried to bring all the information on this topic locally in one place! This is not an exhaustive list, so if there is something that you would like to recycle that's not on here, then please get in touch. If we haven’t listed a specific name then it means there are several options in that category locally.
Online platforms for donation, reuse and sharing:
Check out ReLondon's circular economy matchmaker, a directory of innovative circular businesses in London.
For a map of charities and businesses in South London that help with waste reduction, please visit South London Partnership's zero waste map
Peers in other parts of London have also put together comprehensive information packs. Check out the waste reduction resources in West London, North London and East London waste authority websites. If you find ideas or initiatives there that are inspiring but missing here, let us know and we can replicate them.
Have a look at what you are throwing away and think if you could use it differently.
Social media sites are a great resource for the reuse economy! Be sure to try one of these apps to share, donate or receive every day items and get handy ‘how-to’ tips.