London pledges to reduce landfill waste by 50 per cent by 2030

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has signed a pledge that will see London reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill and incineration by 50 per cent, reduce its waste generated per capita by 15 per cent and increase its total waste diversion rate by 2030 as part of a global initiative of megacities working to address climate change.

London joins 22 other cities, which include New York City, San Francisco, Milan, Paris and Sydney, in signing the Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration, run by C40.

In total, there are 150 million citizens that will be affected by this agreement and assist in accelerating the transition to a zero-waste future, contributing to the disposal of at least 87 million tonnes of waste by 2030.

Actions to be taken by signatory cities include reducing food losses at retail and consumer levels, collecting food waste, implementing extended producer responsibility regimes and reducing or banning single-use plastics.