Global waste expert turns her hand to London

The Mayor of London has nominated a waste expert to help boost recycling and reduce waste. Sadiq Khan has said he will appoint Dr Liz Goodwin OBE as the new Chair of […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The Mayor of London has nominated a waste expert to help boost recycling and reduce waste.

Sadiq Khan has said he will appoint Dr Liz Goodwin OBE as the new Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB).

In this position she will try to help the capital reach a 65% recycling rate by 2030 and create jobs in the reuse, repair and remanufacturing industries.

The Mayor says these changes will be essential in bringing London closer to achieving a super-efficient ‘circular economy’ and eventually becoming a zero-carbon city by 2050.

Dr Goodwin has previously delivered ambitious plans to cut food waste and promote sustainability as CEO of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), where she worked closely with the UK government, local authorities and businesses.

She has also worked on a global level as the first Senior Fellow and Director of Food Loss and Waste at the World Resources Institute.

Mr Khan said: “Wasting less and recycling more is a crucial part of efforts to make London a cleaner, greener city. Strong, effective leadership and expertise in this area will be a key part of our efforts going forward so I’m really pleased to nominate Dr Goodwin as the new chair of the LWARB.”