Circular economy could create 40,000 jobs in London

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A reusing, remanufacture, repair and rental economy could create 40,000 new jobs in London, according to a new report.

Prepared by the London Sustainable Development Commission (in partnership with WRAP, the London Waste and Recycling Board and GLA), the Employment and Circular Economy report shows that jobs among mid-skilled occupations will be most created, and these are the ones most at risk of being lost in future in the current economy.

LSDC chair Lord Barker of Battle (pictured) said: “This report is a wake-up call to set a course to a smarter future, one that is better for the environment, the people of London and the wider economy…

“…If we act now, London can be a global leader in the technologies and systems required to be at the forefront of this revolution – a revolution that will unite business interests with the city’s wider development needs and ensure we remain globally competitive.”