Assembly tells mayor circular economy worth £7bn to London

A report from the London Assembly environment committee urges the mayor to push the circular economy in London as it claims economic as well as environmental benefits for the city

Demand for landfill in London is continuing to fall with more being burned for EfW. Photograph: Gui Yongnian/123RFThe circular economy could be worth £7bn a year to the London economy by 2030, according to a report from the London Assembly environment committee.

The report, ‘Waste: the circular economy’, published 21 September, calls on the mayor Sadiq Khan to highlight the importance of developing the embryonic circular economy to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and incineration and cut greenhouse gas emissions while providing a boost to jobs and the economy.

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