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Plastic not so fantastic? The debate continues…

23rd January 2020 Posted by

The Circular Economy Task Force For the last 18 months SUEZ has been active an member of the Circular Economy Task Force – a business group convened by the Green Alliance as a forum for policy discussion, innovation and business thinking around resource use in the UK. The Group is chaired by Dr. Colin Church, Chief Executive of IOM3, and the

2020 talent development and sector professionalism

7th January 2020 Posted by

After two years in post with SUEZ in the UK, I can officially say that I am suitably impressed with the training programmes available for all employees, and the succession planning and career development opportunities. These initiatives and programmes have enabled SUEZ to retain employees longer than is the average for our sector. As someone that has specialised in consultancy,

Procuring waste management services during times of uncertainty faced by local authorities

19th December 2019 Posted by

For any local authority waste collection, recycling and treatment contracts are some of the most expensive and high profile you will ever manage or let. Delivering not only the service, but in many cases infrastructure too that touches the lives of all households, in a way that even schools and the health service do not. Difficult conditions For many years,

Top tips for tendering at your local authority

16th December 2019 Posted by

Somerset Waste Partnership recently completed a successful tender for the council’s waste collection options, despite challenging circumstances. Following the release of the reflective guide from all parties involved in their recent recycling and waste collection contract a recent webinar was co-hosted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and letsrecycle.com shared the procurement process of the Somerset Waste Partnership. The panel

Media reporting and the evolving UK resources and waste sector

6th December 2019 Posted by

With the general election only days away, the media coverage of the debates, issues, and back stories continues to ramp up, you can’t really escape the plethora of well-crafted soundbites, well-planned photo shoots, and the obvious political sparring that happens when the UK goes to the polls. Now some of the media will tell you they are impartial or even

Conference season is upon us and the take-home messages are a mixed bag

14th October 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. The last month has been perhaps the most hectic period of the year. I began with a manic two days of workshops, panels, and client engagement at the RWM, followed by a series of internal briefings, policy updates, and customer conferences. Then came Recycle Week, Recoup’s annual conference, the Scottish Resources Conference, and, of course,

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

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