TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Our Towards a circular economy report published in December 2015 sets out the context and opportunities for a London circular economy route map. Initial focus areas for action in London have been identified as:

  • built environment
  • food
  • textiles
  • electricals
  • plastics

A research paper written by WRAP and funded by the London Sustainable Development Commission, GLA and LWARB, Employment and the circular economy – job creation through resource efficiency in London, also published in December 2015, describes how taking a circular economy approach has the potential to create new jobs in London. The report states that the capital could benefit from 40,000 gross jobs and 12,000 new jobs.