London Receives Financial Boost to Limit Landfill Waste

The North London area has been given a financial boost to help the region to cut down on the amount of waste sent to landfill.

A conditional award of £248.4 million was give to the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in order to boost sustainable alternatives.

Environmental minister Dan Norris commented: "Reducing our reliance on landfill is an essential part of the drive to tackle climate change and I welcome the ambitious commitment made by NLWA."

He added: "This funding demonstrates how local authorities and industry can work together to make better use of the waste that is produced, create jobs, and reduce our impact on the environment."

The project could see a total reduction of around 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

This will be achieved by diverting around 400,000 tonnes a year of biodegradable municipal waste away from landfill and into long-term recycling and composting projects.

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