A circular economy could reduce London’s waste by 60 per cent by 2041 and should be implemented in order to combat falling recycling rates and face up to the waste management challenges posed by a growing population, according to a London Assembly Environment Committee report.
The report - ‘Waste: The Circular Economy’ - was released today (21 September) and reports on the state of waste and waste management in London, and calls for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to integrate the circular... More
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