Type of content: Report

Report – London’s food footprint: An analysis of material flows, consumption-based emissions, and levers for climate action

Cities play an influential role in achieving a sustainable future, with London’s consumption-based emissions, embedded...
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Report – Circular cities in action: Driving progress through policy

Cities are the engine room of the circular economy, where government, business and citizens co-exist at a scale to enable...
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Report – International recycling rate comparison

The lack of consistency of data across Europe and the rest of the world is considered a barrier to accurately comparing waste...
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Towards a circular economy

In 2016 the Mayor of London asked ReLondon (then LWARB) to develop a circular economy route map to 2036. This report, ‘Towards...
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Report – Reducing single-use plastic consumption

In London, plastic makes up approximately 9% of the household waste stream with plastic packaging accounting for nearly 70%...
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Report – Waste management planning advice for new flatted properties

This report provides guidance for local authorities on how to effectively plan and design storage and collection systems...
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Report – Fashion that doesn’t cost the earth

Fashion that doesn’t cost the earth is the fruition of the Circular Fashion Fast Forward project, a collaboration between...
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Report – Motivating young Londoners to recycle

Young people aged 18-34 have emerged as the least effective recyclers in London.  Previous research has identified three...
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Report – Tackling contamination: Improving the quality of household recycling in London

ReLondon ran a variety of projects with individual London local authorities looking at how to improve the quality of recycling...
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Report – London learnings: how waste services responded to the COVID-19 pandemic

How did London local authorities respond to the spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdown when it comes to waste and recycling services?...
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