LWARB and WRAP to partner up and help London Boroughs recycle more

10th November 2014

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and WRAP, the government’s resource efficiency body, are looking to join forces to help London boroughs deliver more consistent and efficient waste and recycling services. 

The proposed partnership will deliver a programme to help London local authorities deliver the Mayor of London’s 50 per cent recycling target and continue to help boroughs to save money. 

In meeting the Mayor of London’s target, London would make a significant contribution towards the UK achieving its 50 per cent household waste recycling target by the same date. 

Wayne Hubbard, Chief Operating Officer of the London Waste and Recycling Board said: 

The London Waste and Recycling Board is excited to be exploring a more strategic relationship with WRAP. The partnership promises to deliver a one agency approach for London boroughs providing specific and focused support at a regional and local level. 

Marcus Gover, Director, WRAP said:

We’re delighted at the prospect of working in a new partnership with LWARB. The proposals are still being developed but we look forward to helping London drive forward its waste management and recycling, both for the benefit of the capital and the wider UK.”

The work of the partnership will be focussed on:

delivering  consistent and efficient waste management services throughout London;

increasing the recycling performance of London boroughs;

ensuring boroughs can recover high quality recycling and maximise the income generated from that material;

helping boroughs realise and generate more value from their waste management services; and, 

the promotion and encouragement of waste prevention and re-use.

Richard Tracey, Assembly Member and chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board Said:

With 8.5 million people living in London now and a predicted 9 million by 2020, we are seeking the most efficient way of supporting London Boroughs and properly engaging the public to drive up recycle rates.

The partnership will build upon LWARB’s current Efficiencies Programme which it estimates will deliver £10 million of savings per year by 2016. 

This London focused delivery programme will be operational from April 2015 and will provide a diverse range of support to improve London’s recycling performance. 

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Notes to Editors  

The London Waste and Recycling Board 

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), chaired by Richard Tracey, Assembly Member, working in conjunction with the Mayor of London and London Councils, has a remit to improve waste management in the capital.  For more information on LWARB visit www.lwarb.gov.uk.

WRAP

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) is a not-for-profit private company backed by Government funding from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the European Union.

WRAP’s vision is a world where resources are used sustainably.  We work with businesses, individuals and communities to help them reap the benefits of reducing waste, developing sustainable products and using resources in an efficient way.

Find out more at www.wrap.org.uk, follow on Twitter @WRAP_UK

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