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Logistics and the waste sector: a London case study

Browne, Michael and Allen, Julian (2007) Logistics and the waste sector: a London case study. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2007, 05 - 07 Sep 2007, Hull. (Unpublished)



London has traditionally exported most of its waste to former mineral workings in surrounding counties for landfill. Many of these sites are being filled and opportunities for new sites are limited. Virtually all waste reprocessing and recycling facilities, with the exception of textile sorting and some facilities for glass and organic waste composting, are outside London. The Mayor of London's Vision for Waste in London is that by 2020, municipal waste should not compromise London’s future as a sustainable city. This will involve managing waste better, so that its impact on the local and global environment and on London communities, economy and health is minimised. The majority of waste and recyclable materials in London are currently collected and transported for recovery, disposal or reprocessing by road in large vehicles. Environmental costs include, adding to congestion, noise, energy usage, air pollution, and accidents. The Mayor is keen to increase recycling and reuse of waste materials in London, and to ensure that as more of London's waste is diverted away from landfill sites to recycling facilities. Several projects and initiatives have been established and these are reviewed in the paper.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:waste, freight, logistics, London
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:5159
Deposited On:17 Jun 2008 12:33
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:33

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