Recycling food waste points the way to Shadwell getting a greener neighbourhood

Volunteers help neighbours make St George's Estate in Shadwell more green by using recycled kitchen

Volunteers help neighbours make St George's Estate in Shadwell more green by using recycled kitchen waste compost [photo: Mark Sepple] - Credit: TH Green Points recycle scheme

Two neighbouring primary schools and two charity projects near the Tower of London have landed funding from a community ‘green points’ recycling scheme for composting food waste.

Grants have gone to Shadwell’s Shapla Primary and St Paul’s Primary as well as St George’s Senior Club and St George’s Greening project in Wellclose Square, half-a-mile from Tower Bridge, based on the points earned by nearby families for recycling their kitchen waste.

“The first home-grown compost is now ready for our community garden,” Tower Hamlets Community Points Scheme volunteer David Barraclough said. “We’ve seen a real surge in food being deposited over the last two months, with waste being put right back into our community orchard through compost.”

Neighbours around Wellclose Square have been given kitchen caddies, compostable liners and composting tumblers to recycle their kitchen waste and help build up points for the scheme to make the area greener and better to live in.


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