London creates 1 million tonnes of rubbish in a year

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London creates 1 million tonnes of rubbish in a year

Local authorities across the capital collected enough waste to fill fifteen-hundred Olympic size swimming pools last year.

The data from City Hall, came with a warning that recycling rates have dropped back to levels seen in 2010.

A report released by the London Assembly environment committee says unless measures are taken, our waste could increase by as much as 1 million tonnes over the next three decades as the population grows.

It's now called on the Mayor to push further ahead with the so-called circular approach, which it claims will cut rubbish by 60 percent, and create 12,000 new jobs. 

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