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WRAP set to join London efficiency partnership

WRAP is looking to partner with the London Waste and Recycling Board (Lwarb) to help boroughs in the capital offer more efficient waste and recycling services.

The intention behind the programme is to assist councils in saving money and achieving the mayor of London’s 50% recycling target.

The new partnership, due to begin in April 2015 after formal agreement, will focus on:

  • consistent and efficient waste management services
  • increasing recycling performance
  • ensuring boroughs can recover high-quality recycling and maximise their income
  • helping boroughs generate more value from waste management services
  • boosting waste prevention and reuse

Marcus Gover, director of WRAP, said: “The proposals are still being developed, but we look forward to helping London drive forward its waste management and recycling, both for the benefit of the capital and the wider UK.”

Wayne Hubbard, Lwarb chief operating officer, said: “The partnership promises to deliver a one-agency approach for London boroughs, providing specific and focused support at a regional and local level.”

Lwarb’s current efficiencies programme is expected to deliver £10m of annual savings by 2016.

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