"The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) were yesterday confirmed as finalists in the public sector category of The Circulars, the world’s premier circular economy award programme. The awards are open to individuals and organisations from commerce and civil society in seven distinct categories, and are designed to recognise and celebrate all facets of the circular economy movement.
LWARB and the GLA work closely on programmes to accelerate circular economy in the capital, with the goal of ensuring that London has the policies and practices in place to create a thriving, resilient city for the future. Embracing the circular economy could bring £7 billion of savings to London every year, create thousands of jobs and reduce waste by up to 60% across the capital. Progress so far includes:
• The creation of a Circular Economy Route Map with 100 practical actions to make the change;
• Setting up a programme of investment and support which will help circular economy SMEs to grow and traditional businesses to transition, through venture capital, accelerators, incubators and tailored business support; and
• Embracing circular economics across public policy and procurement."