New toolkit launched to help London boroughs calculate the cost contamination in recycling

By 20/12/2016News

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Cost of Contamination Toolkit, a free online tool to help local authorities calculate the real cost of contamination in their recycling. This toolkit is the result of intensive work with London’s waste authorities to better understand how the financial and performance implications of contamination in the recycling stream are assessed. Feedback showed that, although authorities are suffering the impacts of contamination, there is no consistent approach to measuring its full cost.

Therefore, along with LEDNET, we commissioned Anthesis (a specialist sustainability consultancy) to develop the toolkit, and worked with a group of individual local authorities, LARAC, WRAP and the ESA to agree the structure and functionality of the toolkit.

We will be hosting a webinar on 18th January 2017 to introduce the toolkit. To register your interest please email