Innovative Arrangements of Waste Management Environment Strategy: The Case of London

Bartlomiej H. Toszek
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 1, 1024-1032, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1867


Purpose: This paper discusses the waste-management defined in the London Environment Strategy in the context of the circular economy model and the practical solutions proposed therein whose innovative character is manifested in the radical reduction of waste, recycling of waste and the phasing out of landfills. Design/Methodology/Approach: Innovation of solutions adopted in the London Environment Strategy was examined with legal and institutional analysis, meso-level system analysis and the comparative method. Findings: Analysed document reflects of a properly designed environmental policy based on the typical for the smart city assumptions of the fullest possible using of all sources and the fullest possible participation of the local community in the urban systems management. Practical Implications: Consequent implementation of the London Environment Policy should allow to achieve ambitious aim of a “zero-waste-city” to 2030 with a high degree of certainty. Originality/value: Innovative character of the London’s environmental policy is the result of a skilfull combination of the smart city concept with the circular economy model developed by the European Commission.

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