Canary Wharf has been awarded Plastic-Free Communities Approved status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage. The Wharf’s eco-drive also includes collecting hundreds of tons of coffee grounds from its cafés, to be compacted into logs that can be burned as fuel. Martin Gettings, head of sustainability at Canary Wharf Group, estimates that 1.2m plastic objects have been taken out of circulation over the past year. Additionally, to keep the water litter free a special bin has been installed just below the waterline of Middle Dock that traps and stores floating debris. Further initiatives will be rolled out as the Canary Wharf Estate expands; over the next four years, 3,600 homes will be built at Wood Wharf, a 23-acre mixed development which will also include a school, shops, offices and restaurants.
Evening Standard (05/07/2019