CE effects on waste production in London


LWARB commissioned consultants ARUP to produce a projection of the impact of a range of circular economy initiatives, and the transition to a circular economy, on the capital’s waste production.

The results indicate a potential reduction of more than 60% in waste arisings with a central estimate of approximately 30% – depending on levels of uptake. The graph below shows the impact of different scenarios.


The report shows the kind of benefits that can be achieved with well-targeted business and public engagement, which is key to the success of circular economy initiatives.

Since publishing the report, revisions have been made to Table 9 in the main report. Please read the erratum below in conjunction with the report.

Table 9: Summary of waste reductions all scenarios before and revised