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Top tips to reduce, reuse and #recycle4Christmas

13th December 2018 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. In the UK, we create a much higher proportion of waste during the festive period, in fact research shows that in the UK we generate 30% more waste than usual, which includes two million turkeys and six million Christmas trees! With this in mind, we thought we would share our favourite recycling tips and

I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas

12th December 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. December is quickly passing by and Defra is running out of days to publish its Resources and Waste Plan (RWP) and associated consultations on the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), changes to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for packaging, future packaging recycling targets and on the consistency of materials collected into circulation.

Legislation update – Winter 2018

10th December 2018 Posted by

In this update, we focus on issues that were topical throughout 2018. We look at a number of emerging laws and initiatives and what they mean for you. UK Plastics Pact The UK Plastics Pact, a collaborative initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics, was launched on 26 April 2018. It brings together businesses from across the entire

Hang on in there, things are looking up for the waste and resource sector

6th December 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Given continuing levels of austerity, budget cuts and general resourcing restrictions, nobody working in the world of waste and resource management should be finding workloads anything other than heavy right now. But that shouldn’t be seen as a negative, because from my perspective that means there are lots of new seeds taking root which should

Hopes for the forthcoming Environment Bill

30th November 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Aldersgate Group organised a report launch event on Thursday, 29th November 2018 entitled ‘What does business want from the Environment Bill?’ I was delighted to present at the launch, where representatives from a number of environmental disciplines came together, with Defra and other government departments to discuss what industry needs from the forthcoming Environment Bill.

SUEZ site-seeing | Part 19 | Local authority collection round in Calderdale

19th November 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Since the launch of the SUEZ recycling and recovery UK’s Resources & Waste Management Manifesto in late May, I have been somewhat busy facilitating workshops with DEFRA, key stakeholders, and some of our clients to test some of our assumptions and work through some of our recommendations in more detail. After the workshops that we

Hammond’s Plastic Tax and Defra consult on banning single-use plastics, but what’s next for our resources & waste sector?

6th November 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Late October saw Defra launch its consultation on banning the distribution and sale of plastic straws, plastic-stemmed cotton buds and plastic drink stirrers in England. Defra is particularly keen to hear views and read evidence concerning additional costs or constraints to business of the proposed ban, what the impact might be on the price per

We must engage in the discussions, share insights and help shape the future

9th October 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. It seems a long time ago, but August was busy this year. Busier than normal given the ongoing work Defra have been doing in preparation for the hotly anticipated Resources & Waste Strategy, now expected in November. Given the workloads, I was both dreading and feeling quite excited about September, a month where I was

Invest to Grow: Fast-track to digital

8th October 2018 Posted by

Posted by Arthur Goujon, Head of digital at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK SUEZ is a global leader in recycling, waste and water management, present over all five continents. In the UK alone, we handle over 10 million tonnes of waste every year, out of which 8.5 million tonnes is recycled or recovered. A large part of our business is collecting

SUEZ site-seeing | Part 18 | Devon County Council Household Waste Recycling Centre in Pinbrook Road, Exeter

1st October 2018 Posted by

Post by Dr Adam Read. SUEZ has operated Pinbrook Road Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) for five years and the contract was renewed in April 2017. We operate 18 HWRCs on behalf of Devon County Council managing 90,000 tonnes of waste per year – and approximately 80% of that waste is recyclables. In addition to the HWRC’s, we operate two

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