London organisations encouraged to take part in new Circular Economy Week

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Circular Economy Week aims to encourage London's businesses, charities and social enterprises to take actions on built environment, plastics, food, textiles and electricals

Organisations across London are being encouraged to contribute to the capital’s first Circular Economy Week taking place from 18-22 June.

Led by the London Waste and Recycling Board’s Circular London programme, Circular Economy Week aims to encourage London's businesses, charities and social enterprises to take actions on built environment, plastics, food, textiles and electricals.

Circular London will be hosting the Collaborative London event which showcases projects and pitches from creative small businesses across the capital.

It will feature panel discussions from Borough Market and Plan Zheroes about their surplus food redistribution scheme.

Clarion Housing Group and Loop will also explain how Clarion’s housing regeneration project is re-using demolished materials by passing them on to community groups and social enterprises.

Wayne Hubbard, chief executive at London Waste and Recycling Board (LWRAB), said: “Collaboration is vital if we want London to be the global leader in the delivery of circular economy, sharing learning and good practice with other cities around the world. We’re calling on organisations of all shapes and sizes to get involved to help us achieve this.”

Circular London has launched a range of interactive resources to help businesses find partners to reach circular economy aspirations, including a list of 15 challenges to try during June.

These include donating unwanted items to a local charity ship or clothing bank and carrying a refillable water bottle or coffee cup.

Shirley Rodrigues, deputy mayor for environment and energy, added: “Circular Economy Week will help raise the profile of these important issues, encourage people across London to support the transition to a circular economy and help make London a zero-waste city.”


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