Waste Management Strategy

The Mayor's Waste Management Strategies

Date published: 
18 November 2011

The Mayor has published his waste management strategies: London's Wasted Resource, on the management of municipal waste, and Making Business Sense of Waste, his Business Waste Management strategy. Both documents are available to download below.

London's Wasted Resource: The Mayor's Municipal Waste Management Strategy

London’s Wasted Resource sets out the Mayor’s policies and proposals for reducing the amount of municipal waste produced, increasing the amount of waste reused, recycled or composted, and generating low carbon energy from waste remaining. This strategy also sets out how the Mayor, through the London Waste and Recycling Board, will help develop more waste management infrastructure in London.

The Mayor has developed a greenhouse gas emissions performance standard (EPS) for all of London's muncipal waste management activities to work towards - a world city first. More information on the EPS can be found in Policy 2 of London's Wasted Resource. The GLA have developed a free online greenhouse gas calculator that can be used to determine how waste management options perform against the EPS.

Making Business Sense of Waste: The Mayor’s Business Waste Management Strategy

Making Business Sense of Waste is the first Mayoral strategy for London’s business waste. It sets out initiatives to help all kinds of London’s businesses, from shops, restaurants, office buildings, manufacturers to construction companies to save money and reduce harm to the environment through better waste management.