The Hotline podcast, episode 1

Welcome to The Hotline, the 3-part mini-series answering environmental questions coming out of Lewisham, Croydon, Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

Show notes:

In section one of the podcast we took a look at local options for electrical recycling. CeX provides a great option to trade-in your old electricals while getting a discount on upgrades but for a borough-by-borough breakdown of where to recycle your electricals we recommend the following:

For more unusual items, we would recommend the following:

To find out where your nearest recycling bins are for textiles and more, go to and if you want to learn more about where our food waste recycling goes, take a look at the East London Biogas Plant.

For further information, explore the data on microplastics, and DEFRA reports for rates of recycling in your borough.

Episode 1: Recycling, was edited and produced by Kate Balding. The show was researched and presented by Kate Balding and Rachel Keenan; with original music from Pius Bentgens.

Catch up on Episode 2 and Episode 3 of The Hotline now.

The Hotline was recorded as part of the ‘Climate Refresh’. Want to learn more about local responses to the climate crisis? See the rest of the series here.

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