Mayor Rejects Waste Forum

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London Councils expressed delight at the government backing proposals to improve the way waste is managed and recycled in London.

Defra minister, Ben Bradshaw confirmed the government has set up a statutory London Waste and Recycling Board with proposed funding of £19m  – a move proposed by London Councils earlier this year.

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has written to the minister to object to the government’s approach to London’s waste and recycling.

 Although Mr. Livingstone supports the setting up a London Single Waste Disposal Authority through the Greater London Authority Bill, which is currently being considered in Parliament the Mayor has told government that he sees “no purpose” in participating in a Board which has no statutory powers and “which is no more than an administrative mechanism to deliver a funding stream.”

You can read Ken Livingstone’s letter here For further information you can see the London Councils take on the matter here.

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