London is one of 23 cities and regions from across the world committing to significantly cutting the amount of waste they generate, putting them on the path towards zero waste.

By signing up to C40’s Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration, the cities and regions have pledged to cut the amount of waste generated by each citizen 15% by 2030, reduce waste sent to landfills and incineration by 50% and increase the diversion rate to 70% by 2030.

The 150m citizens living in cities such as London, New York City, Rotterdam, and Sydney will avoid the disposal of at least 87m tonnes of waste by 2030.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said that targets for London mean that no biodegradable or recyclable waste will be sent to landfill by 2026 and food waste and associated packaging will be cut by 50% per head by 2030.


From an article in CIWM Journal, October 2018.