Responding to Government consultations
The Government's second round of consultations on a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for packaging and Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England were released. LEDNet and London Councils have jointly submitted their response to the DRS and EPR schemes and are working to form a response to the consistency consultation.
What is LEDNet?
The London Environment Directors' Network (LEDNet) is the membership association for London’s Environment Directors. We work together to deliver more effective and efficient environmental services, as a key component of place-shaping. The outcomes we want to see are:
Increased adoption of circular economy approaches, reduced residual waste and increased recycling, cleaner air, more resilient green and blue infrastructure, a more resilient energy system and a thriving natural environment;
Increased adoption of best practice around digital solutions, proactive use of effective demand management and behavioural change approaches to achieve net zero carbon in London; and
More cost-effective outcomes for London residents.
What does LEDNet do?
We are working towards our outcomes by:
Influencing development of relevant policy and legislation at a national and regional level;
Providing a professional support network for LEDNet members;
Facilitating collaboration between directors that contributes to London’s joint working; and
Commissioning research and developing best practice and policy on environmental and place-shaping issues of strategic importance for London.
LEDNet has an annual work programme to shape its core activity for the year and a timeline of key events in 2021/22. To tackle specific issues within the environment, LEDNet focuses on five key thematic areas of work (clusters) on the following areas:
LEDNet’s cluster membership outlines which boroughs and organisations are involved in each cluster.
Who does LEDNet work with?
LEDNet works with a wide range of local and national government, private and third sector stakeholders to achieve its objectives. We have permanent representatives from London Councils, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London who attend our meetings as well as London’s joint waste disposal authorities and the South London Waste Partnership.
LEDNet is represented on each of the following boards:
- TfL Board
- London Streetspace Advisory Board
- ADEPT Boards: transport and connectivity; environment; and waste
- Lead Chief Executive Advisors group for environment
- Centre for Excellence
- Cross Director Oversight group
LEDNet also provides a corporate membership opportunity for organisations who are interested in engaging with LEDNet and supporting London in responding to its environmental challenges.
Our Chair is Victoria Lawson, Executive Director of Environment, Culture and Customer Services at LB Hounslow.
Our Vice Chair is Dipti Patel, Director of Place Delivery at LB Ealing.
Dimitra Rappou is the LEDNet Principal Policy and Project Manager. Contact her at [email protected] or 020 7934 9751 for any queries about LEDNet, including requests for press interviews and statements from our chair.
Arafat Jalal is the LEDNet Policy and Project Support Officer. Contact him at [email protected] or 020 7934 9657 for queries regarding meeting dates and queries.
LEDNet's organisational structure shows its leadership team, who play a pivotal role in planning and delivering LEDNet's work programme.