Putney Pedals launches to combat air pollution and encourage recycling in busiest high street

Published: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Positively Putney, in Partnership with London Waste and Recycling Board, has launched an innovative and unique trade waste scheme for Putney businesses.

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The new scheme will see all trade waste collected by a distinctive blue cargo bike which has been kitted out to pick up recycling and rubbish from retailers and other businesses around Putney and take it to a storage space owned by the council, where it will be collected and processed by sustainable recycling experts, Paper Round.

Putney Pedals is intended to reduce pollution caused by vehicles and improve local air quality and congestion. It will also increase recycling accessibility and performance for businesses in the area.

The partnership comes at a time when the council has also released its own e-cargo bikes to businesses of all shapes and sizes throughout the borough, including our parks police.

Cllr Rory O’Broin, Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate Resource and Climate Sustainability, said: “As a council, it is encouraging to see our Business Improvements Districts take action that will directly contribute to helping the wider borough reach its climate change goals.

“We have also launched a similar scheme and our e-cargo bikes have been delivered to various types of business, including gardening centres, a sports shop and even our parks police have been enjoying their new carbon-free transportation.

“We encourage and support residents, districts and businesses to make the necessary changes needed to help decrease our carbon footprint as a whole.”