London faces its own very particular challenges in reducing waste and increasing recycling. Resource London provides a range of support to London waste authorities to help them to save money whilst continuing to maintain high service standards.
It helps the city move towards the Mayor of London’s target of recycling 50% local authority collected waste by 2020 and, in meeting this, London will make a significant contribution towards the UK achieving the 50% household waste recycling target by the same date.
Most importantly, Resource London means more support for London waste authorities at a time when we’re striving to deliver excellence in our services against the back drop of austerity. Launched in February 2015 and operational since April 2015 it provides London waste authorities with specific, targeted and tailored regional and local support.
The programme identifies opportunities to work with waste authorities, tailoring support offerings to meet the needs of the particular authority and deliver the greatest available savings and recycling rate improvements.
Resource London is underpinned by a comprehensive behaviour change programme.
As well as service level and regional Recycle for London activity, Resource London is making a significant commitment to a tailored London Love Food Hate Waste campaign.
We will also seek new funding and partnerships to deepen and accelerate programme delivery, particularly for behaviour change activity, where we’ll be seeking significant private sector contribution.