Mayor of London aims to cut business waste by 70%
Businesses in London should seek to recycle, reuse or compost at least 70 per cent of their waste by 2020.
That's according to a plan launched by the city's mayor, Ken Livingstone, who detailed the recommendations in a draft strategy, Making Waste Work in London, published for consultation.
The document also lists targets for recycling and reuse in waste from construction, demolition and excavation, with a 95 per cent goal set by 2020.
"The aim of this strategy is to ensure by 2020 business waste no longer undermines the capital's future as a clean, green city," Mr Livingstone said. "We need to work with businesses to reduce the impact of business waste on our environment and cut climate change emissions."
Wherever possible we need to use waste to generate clean, renewable energy, turning it into a resource rather than a problem to be dumped
There will now be a three-month period to allow the public and businesses to respond to the proposals laid out in the consultation.
Article Date: 12 February 2008
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