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Now Town Hall recruits tots to help its poor recycling record

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 05 October 2010

Toddlers from Spitalfields with their own recycled robot

Toddlers from Spitalfields with their own recycled robot

TINY tots have been recruited in London’s East End to help the borough with the worst-in-Britain recycling record. A member of the Town Hall’s Recycling team visited Spitalfields children’s centre to tell the under-5s all about a robot called Mr Recycle More’ and how they can help him

TINY tots have been recruited in London’s East End to help the borough with the worst-in-Britain recycling record.

A member of the Town Hall’s Recycling team at Tower Hamlets visited the Spitalfields children’s centre to tell the under-5s all about a robot called Mr Recycle More’ and how they can help him.

The kiddies met the giant robot’ made of 33 purple recycling bins at the launch of the council’s recycle campaign.

Now they’ve built their own version (pictured) out of old yogurt pots and cardboard boxes.

The local authority managed to recycle 1,200 tonnes of waste last month, which council cabinet member Abdal Ullah pointed out was a record for Tower Hamlets which has improved its recycling since a year ago.

But figures out this month reveal it still sits at the bottom of the pile with the country’s worst recycling record—for the second year running.

So they’re educating the citizens at an early age, even toddlers, to help the East End’s future generation out of the doldrums.


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