NLWA (the Authority) is today announcing temporary provisions for its governance arrangements in light of the developing situation around COVID-19/coronavirus. Following the most recent Government instruction that – except for essential travel - people should stay at home to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting of the Authority scheduled for 2 April 2020 will not go ahead. As a joint waste authority, covering seven London boroughs, any meeting of the Authority requires Members and supporting officers to travel through north London to get to the meeting place.
Reuse and recycling centres now closed In light of the developing situation around COVID-19/Coronavirus, our reuse and recycling centres (RRCs) will not be open to the public for the foreseeable future. This is to enable us to comply with the latest Government guidance on measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes the instruction to members of the public not to travel unless it’s essential, and not to gather in groups larger than two.
In response to consumer demand for less pointless plastic, North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in partnership with the seven north London boroughs, is launching the first ever ‘Low Plastic Zone’, with over three quarters of businesses* in the Cowcross Street area of Islington having successfully, and permanently, reduced the single-use plastic they give to their customers, with many pledging to go further than the Charter of Commitment.