Ken Livingstone talks rubbish

Mayor visits local recycling centre to hear how local residents are achieving such high recycling rates

Local recyclers from CRAG (Chiswick Recycling Action Group) and BRAG (Brentford Recycling Action Group) had an opportunity to talk rubbish with Ken Livingstone on his recent visit to the borough. The mayor was visiting the recently renovated Space Waye Reuse and Recycling Centre to see why Hounslow�s residents are achieving some of the highest recycling rates in the country.

Catherine Woodman (pictured right with Ken), who represented CRAG at the visit, said, �It was good to see Ken Livingstone enthusiastic about recycling. He seemed particularly interested in the Garden Waste scheme and the first thing he asked to look at was the site's compost heap. He was also interested to learn of the projects that BRAG and CRAG are involved in at a local level.�

During the visit, the mayor also spoke with environmental representatives from Hounslow Council and West Waste who organise recycling and disposal for the borough, as well as viewing a new educational classroom, assisted by students of Cranford Community College. The students explained to the Mayor how fun activities in the classroom demonstrate the importance of recycling and its positive affects on the environment.

The £20,000 Space Waye classroom was opened in December 2002 to provide an educational resource for children in Hounslow�s schools. The classroom uses interactive games and activities to explain how important recycling is for the environment but without being dull or boring.

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