In 2016 the Mayor of London asked ReLondon (then LWARB) to develop a circular economy route map to 2036. This report, ‘Towards a circular economy’, was a precursor to that and set out the context and opportunities for London to develop a circular economy route map. It aimed to:
- inform environmental, economic and spatial policy development in the capital;
- raise awareness within both the private and public sector of what a circular economy is; and
- engage stakeholders to work with ReLondon/LWARB and GLA in this area.
The document identifies the five focus areas that we continue to work on today: food, plastics, textiles, the built environment and electronics/electricals. It also identified five key enabling sectors for London:
- Higher education
This document was followed in 2017 by the Circular Economy Route Map.