Search

Going green – Redbridge Council beats environmental targets

08:30 19 January 2013

A plan designed to reduce the council’s impact on the environment has shown encouraging results after just two years.

The plan has seen the borough beat its targets for a number of key green factors including recycling and reducing CO2 emissions, according to a spokesman.

The council adopted the Redbridge Environmental Action Plan (REAct) in late 2010 and set itself a number of targets.

Since then it has “changed the culture” of energy conservation in schools, saving 102 tonnes of CO2 in ten schools and diverted 61.8 per cent of waste from landfill, above its 45 per cent target.

The council also helped reduce the number of children travelling to school by car to 27.4 per cent, as well as provided free or low cost energy efficiency measures for nearly 2,000 residents.

Latest Ilford News Stories

48 minutes ago
A large crowd gathered to watch the man on the roof. Picture: @HamadIsaac

A man will appear in court next month after climbing onto the roof of Stratford train station during rush hour.

55 minutes ago
Bryn Jones Dream Doors head office, Esther Piedra, Redbridge Mayor Cllr Gurdial Bhamra, Viny Suarez, Bill Owen, Dream Doors head office. Picture: Paul Allen

Redbridge Mayor Cllr Gurdial Bhamra cut the ribbon to unveil a new kitchen shop in the borough.

The opening after the renovation of the Ilford Sports Club. Tim Reading Director of the volunteer group VIY, The Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Gurdial Bhamra, Farham Patel, Harry Adwan and instructor Imran Younas-Viy

Paint brushes formed a guard of honour when a community sports club was officially reopened last week.

09:08
Romford station

Trains are being delayed between Shenfield and Liverpool Street after a lorry struck a railway bridge near Romford station.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now