Reinvigorating recycling, accelerating the circular economy and helping London become a zero carbon city.


Advance London

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) is a partnership of the Mayor of London and the London boroughs to improve waste and resource management. The city’s economic and environmental future depends on our transitioning to a low-carbon circular economy. And at LWARB, we work to ensure that London’s businesses, local government and communities thrive by helping them make the very best use of resources and materials.


To do this we have two programmes of work:

Our  Circular London programme creates the conditions required to allow a circular economy to flourish in the capital. A circular economy is a more efficient and environmentally sound alternative to the traditional linear economy. It is one in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end their life.

LWARB’s work in this area ranges from strategic and practical advisory support to business – both large corporates and SMES – to circular investments and accelerators; from business model development and piloting to policy consultation and guidance; and from building communities and collaborative networks across the capital to the promotion and support of emerging innovators. More »

Our Resource London programme supports London’s waste authorities, providing one-to-one operational and behavior change support across the capital. It is delivered as a partnership between LWARB and WRAP, the government’s resource efficiency body. And the programme team delivers innovative research-led service improvement initiatives such as the London flats recycling project. As well as running London-wide consumer campaigns including London Recycles and Love Not Landfill.

The programme replaces LWARB’s efficiencies programme which ran from 2012 to 2015 and identified savings in excess of £11 million per annum over 5 years for London’s local authorities. More »

Our business plan for 2020 – 2025 places the reduction of London’s consumption based emissions of CO2e at its core – aiming to reduce them by identifying leverage points that will enable an accelerated and just transition to a circular economy. To reduce consumption-based emissions, LWARB will place a renewed emphasis on activities that reduce waste and increase recycling.

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09/10/2020 in News, Recruitment

Recruitment: Business Advisor – Circular Economy

Grade 6; £42,302 – £46,723 Full time, permanent position The London Waste and Recycling Board is looking for an energetic and technically skilled Business Advisor to work with small/medium sized…
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08/10/2020 in News

New ‘Putney Pedals’ service launched to boost recycling and improve air quality on busiest high street in London

New e-bike waste collection service launched to provide convenient, green collections to businesses in Putney Businesses encouraged to recycle more through subsidised recycling collections Traffic and air pollution reductions targeted…
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07/10/2020 in News, Press releases

Gen Z Londoners ‘flip the script’ ahead of the capital’s first ever Repair Week

New findings challenge assumption that younger consumers are more likely to be throw-away generation: 85% of 18-24-year olds have repaired their possessions in the last year, compared to just 47%…
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25/09/2020 in Board Meetings, LWARB Board Meetings, Meetings & Events, News


Date : 01 October 2020 at 12 noon Venue : Online The meeting will be webcast here   Minutes of LWARB 14 May 2020 (public session only) Agenda 1 October…
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