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Is the plastics debate moving forward? Part 1

22nd February 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read (External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK) Unsurprisingly, there is still so much attention focused on plastics across the media, from “why so much is being exported for reprocessing”, to “why single use plastics haven’t been phased out yet”, and “how will new packaging formats and materials meet consumer and environmental demands better”? In

Compassion – a compass for business leaders, cultures and outcomes

17th February 2021 Posted by

Compassionate leadership is a concept that’s been debated and advocated for at least a decade now. Despite inevitable scepticism in a ‘cut-throat’ world of competition, many in both the private and public sectors have been won over by the appeal of a style of management which fosters humanity. And now, as we work through the pandemic, the need for compassion

The apprentice – you’re hired and highly regarded

8th February 2021 Posted by

National Apprenticeship Week is always something to celebrate, but this year – amid all the disruption to schools and young people’s education – it seems more important than ever. If anything, in the aftermath of the pandemic, the value of apprenticeships to trainees, employers and UK Plc is set to grow even faster than it would otherwise have done.

The green recovery needs new green skills – are you ready?

25th January 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read (External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK) Its been a busy few weeks since the Christmas holidays ended, and quite a bit of my focus has been on the government’s plans for a post COVID green recovery, in particular the government’s Environment Audit Committee’s call for evidence on green skills which I submitted last

A burning issue of our times

19th January 2021 Posted by

The country is braced for the peak of the winter wave of Covid-19, and concerned not only by the rising toll of casualties, but also the inordinate pressure on NHS staff. As managers and HR professionals, we too need to be mindful of the toll on the mental health of our own people, now more than ever.

12 top tips for a greener Christmas

3rd December 2020 Posted by

This year has been like no other, full of uncertainly, anxiety and worry. One thing that is certain though is Christmas, and the mountain of waste that comes with it. Retailers will traditionally plan their festive sales, tempting us all to part with our hard-earned cash. While those of us taking care of waste collections across the country, are also

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