London's ecological footprint mapped
The ecological footprint of London has been mapped by the UK consultancy Best Foot Forward in a bid to show how to make the city sustainable by 2050. Supported by the Greater London Authority, the project's calculations of resource flows reveal that London's ecological footprint is over three times greater than that needed to ensure sustainability, and slightly larger than the UK average. Waste and materials make up nearly half of the city's footprint, with paper and plastic having the greatest impact. The report also evaluates options for improving sustainability. See report.