Looking after the quarter

Improving Air Quality

We offer a range of practical services and signposting to help members do their bit to reduce emissions and improve air quality. Not only that, to have an even greater impact, we work closely with the Council, the GLA and the wider community on air quality initiatives and participate alongside fellow central London BIDs and Estates as part of the West End Zero Emissions Group (ZEG).

This forms part of our extensive focus on Sustainability. Using Bioregional’s One Planet Living® framework we developed a Sustainability Action Plan to encourage and facilitate sustainable business practices and responsible consumer behaviour, monitored on an ongoing basis by our dedicated Sustainability Steering Group.

View our Sustainability Action Plan here. Interested in joining our Sustainability Steering Group? Find out more by getting in touch.

Visit our Sustainability Hub for advice and guidance for businesses, broken down by industry sector.

Smarter Recycling

Our Smarter Recycling service reduces traffic and emissions in the Quarter by cutting the number of waste collection vehicles on the streets. Working with two industry leading waste and recycling service providers, Recorra and First Mile, the area-wide scheme helps businesses cut costs and meet their green goals by minimising waste and increasing recycling rates. The scheme is also available to non-members in the area, minimising kerbside waste. Find out more about the service and its benefits here.

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Greening the Quarter

We created George’s Pocket Park in partnership with The Portman Estate and Derwent London – a green micro-oasis providing a much-needed outdoor respite space for local workers and those passing by and the location of our weekly street-food pop-up. Watch this space for future similar projects to add more pollution-tackling planting to the local area.

Our Urban Greening Guide offers businesses and residents suggestions and advice for adding greenery to their premises to support local biodiversity. Find out more here.

 

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Cleaner And Greener Travel

To help your colleagues choose low emission travel options for getting around the Quarter and encourage exploring the neighbourhood, here are some resources you can share.

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Deliveries and Servicing Consolidation

TfL has developed a range of toolkits to help businesses to adopt more efficient and sustainable delivery practices to to help make deliveries in London easier, while reducing the congestion and air quality impact on streets. Find out more here.

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