Promote polycentric governance
London is growing fast, the capital’s population predicted to reach over 11 million by 2050. So, a more flexible and sustainable approach to products, housing, office space and critical infrastructure is crucial to London’s ability to adapt and grow.
By 2036, the circular economy could provide London with net benefits of at least £7bn every year. These benefits would be in the sectors of built environment, food, textiles, electricals and plastics. The circular economy could also generate 12,000 net new jobs in the areas of re-use, remanufacturing and materials innovation.
In response to these challenges and opportunities, LWARB launched its Circular Economy Route Map in June 2017. The map provides guidance for the acceleration of London’s transition to become a circular city and it recommends actions for stakeholders. Stakeholders such as London’s higher education, digital and community sectors, as well as London’s businesses, social enterprises and its thriving finance sector.
The route map is an action-orientated document. It was developed in partnership with stakeholders across our priority focus areas:
An economic analysis of the route map estimated that the actions within it can contribute £2.8bn towards a wider £7bn opportunity for the capital.
London waste and recycling board (LWARB)
Download the CE route map
Access the circular London website