London Remade launches a solution to transform London’s waste and recycling infrastructure. (21/02/2007)
London Remade launched its solution to the capital’s waste and recycling infrastructure problem today at Tate Modern. The solution, entitled Leave no footprint, will deliver exciting and practical ways to expand recycling capacity, create jobs and supply the market with materials ready to be made into new products.
Transforming the way London manages its waste is a huge challenge. Leave no footprint will divert 2.5 million tonnes of waste from landfill, create 1,000 new jobs, bring £200 million of investment into the waste and recycling industry, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure regional compliance with the Landfill Directive.
Daniel Silverstone, Chief Executive, London Remade said “London needs to bury its landfill habit and move decisively towards a resource management economy with recycling at the very heart of a new generation of reprocessing facilities. Our solution, Leave no footprint, will develop state of the art recycling infrastructure capable of reprocessing both municipal and commercial waste; including opportunities for creating renewable fuels from non-recyclable waste. Investment is critical, with many banks and financial institutions now actively seeking to invest in waste.”
The development of a sustainable waste solution for London will require significant investment over the next 10 years, in excess of £4 billion in infrastructure alone.
Read more at the London Remade Web site here.