Recycling, from re-using supermarket bags to composting vegetable scraps, is something all Londoners need to be doing - and it’s a lot easier if you are well organised. Begin by ensuring you have the right number of bins to be able to sort cans from compost and papers from plastics.
If colour is your thing, Brabantia’s Touch Bin comes customised in more than 200 shades (£286 each) or choose from a range of six bold hues (£220 each)
Simplehuman’s clever rubbish bins for gadget lovers and the design-conscious, include its smart “touch-free” Sensor Can, where a simple wave of the hand over the bin makes its lid glide open; it shuts automatically after a few seconds. The 55-litre touch-free Rectangular Sensor Bin costs £249.99. Visit simplehuman.co.uk
To save space, rubbish can be crushed: use a simple can crusher or upgrade to an electric Krüshr (in three sizes, from £599 to £999), which compacts everything from metals and plastics to paper and card - reducing the volume by up to 75 per cent. Visit krushr.com
Simplehuman sells an odour-absorbing compost pail (£49.99) to keep in the kitchen. Visit simplehuman.co.uk
Home Recycling's simple steel can crusher £19.50. Visit homerecycling.co.uk
Brabantia’s fully biodegradable bags for compost waste; £4.50 for 10 bags. Visit brabantia.com
Home Recycling’s set of three recycling bags, £5.95. Visit homerecycling.co.uk