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Feature: Is London's single waste authority a good idea?

London’s Mayor Ken Livingstone has suggested the idea of a single waste authority for London to help the capital improve its recycling rate and deal with as much of its waste within the confines of the capital. This would mean that local authorities would no longer be in control of how their waste is disposed of, and all planning decisions will go via the Mayor and the Greater London Assembly. There have been indications from central Government that if the Mayor is given these ...