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Weirdest items we find in our recycling facilities

17th September 2019 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. SUEZ in the UK manages recyclable material collected from over five million households. This means that we often find some unusual items on the conveyor belts at our materials recycling facilities. Buy milk, feed the cat, water plants, take out recycling bin…the list of household chores goes on, and sometimes we have a

Seven ways to reduce your environmental impact in 2019 | part four – reduce single-use!

16th September 2019 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Single-use products are a contributing factor that feeds the growing global plastic pollution problem, influencing many of us to seek a more sustainable lifestyle – Sir David Attenborough has taught us the impact that we have on our planet through the BBC’s Blue Planet II, which aired in 2018. As consumers, we can

The evolving environment for women in waste

13th September 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Tracey Leghorn. I recently explored the changing gender profile of the waste workforce and how society is calling on women to lead as influencers in our worldwide mission to become eco-aware, care for our dwindling resources, and protect our ever-impacted climate. At SUEZ, I’m proud to chair our thriving Women’s Network and our Women’s Strategy Delivery Group.

We need to support our current and future workforce

10th September 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Here we are, post summer holidays, children back at school and the UK’s largest waste and resources exhibition, RWM, is almost upon us. I have spent a fair amount of time in recent weeks helping to get the UK Resources Council sector deal draft plan out for consultation, and I have been very focused on

We must build momentum beyond plastics

6th August 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Firstly I promise to keep this short, as I am about to head off on a family holiday, and secondly events over the last few weeks have left me in a reflective mood. About this time last year I wrote a piece for RWW named ‘clutching at straws’, where I was surprised by the level

Legislation update | Summer 2019

24th July 2019 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. In this update, we focus on matters that were topical throughout the first half of 2019. From our responses to the Waste and Resources Strategy consultations to an overview of various initiatives designed to tackle issues around plastics, food waste and a growing textile problem. We look at a number of emerging laws

Is England’s planning system able to cope with the demands of the new Resource and Waste Strategy?

6th June 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. The last 20 years has seen the UK switch from being landfill dominated, to one which has a healthy mix of recycling and energy recovery. But this transition hasn’t been easy, and in many respects the transition has been delivered despite a significant degree of misalignment between national policies and targets and local decision making,

Our plastic journey continues

20th May 2019 Posted by

Working through the Resource and Waste Strategy and its four consultation documents made me reflect on how busy we were irrespective of the policy process. One very active area has been the subject of plastics, their production, consumption, discarding and impacts when lost in the wider environment. Plastic-to-diesel SUEZ has been collecting, sorting and recycling the more recognisable plastics for

What can be done to further improve the participation and progression of women in the recycling and waste industry?

17th May 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Human Resources Director | SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Women in waste – top of the industry agenda? Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the last 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort

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