SADIQ Khan has been accused of ‘staggering hypocrisy’ after spending nearly 35k on 4 million paper towels – enough to cover all of WALES.
Shocking new figures reveal City Hall spent the whopping sum on 4,293,750 paper towels during the year November 2018 to October 2019.
Flushing previous records down the drain, the Mayor bought enough paper towels to cover the whole of Wales, Jamaica twice or over 3000 football pitches.
The total weight of the 4.3 million paper towels comes to 8.4 tonnes the equivalent of four London taxis.
If all of the towels were lined up, they would reach from City Hall to Zurich in Switzerland.
It has also flushed the previous years total of 4,136,250, and 4,020,000 in the year before.
Now the Conservatives have accused Mr Khan of betraying his environmental credentials, and not doing enough for the environment.
They say it shows that the 49-year-old has broken his manifesto promise to make sure City Hall and all other GLA buildings maintain the highest environmental standards.
Tory Tony Devenish AM said: The fact that Sadiq Khan is prepared to lecture Londoners on the importance of getting to grips with climate change while spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers money on wasteful papers towels goes to show that he is guilty of staggering hypocrisy.
If the Mayor was serious about improving our environment, hed get his own house in order.
Instead of ordering millions of paper towels every year, the Mayor should be investing in hand dryers and other, less wasteful, initiatives.
A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: All of the paper towels available are recyclable and the Mayor encourages all staff to be greener reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible.
The towels are for use across the GLA – including by Assembly Members of all parties.