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Consultations | Exploring the impact of the upcoming policy reforms

15th April 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK Earlier this week we started our series of online workshops and webinars focused on the recently released DEFRA consultations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) that are planning to significantly reshape packaging design, recycling and recovery for the next 20 years. Our first

Significant policy reforms – have your say

7th April 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read (External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK) The wait is over After almost two years of waiting, mostly as a result of COVID which has been understandable, DEFRA has finally published its second set of consultations on 24 March 2021, relating to extended producer responsibility (EPR) and a proposed deposit return scheme (DRS). The

Is the plastics debate moving forward? Part 2

1st March 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read (External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK) The past two years has seen me involved with a number of household brand names and leading packaging designers and experts to help them understand the changing policy landscape and to consider what changes in packaging materials, designs and formats might mean for our sites and technologies.

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

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

Sustainability is good business

6th November 2020 Posted by

Pressure on retail and hospitality sectors is mounting There is little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of UK businesses in all sectors. Business face dealing with front line staff absences, increasing service demand – online retail and waste management for example – and the furloughing of staff with uncertainty about their return to work. Not to

Collaboration, clarity and consistency – a call to arms from the recent SUEZ Customer Conference

7th October 2020 Posted by

Being positive One of the things I really look forward to each year since joining SUEZ, has been our  customer conference for local authority clients, when over the course of two days we provide an informal and welcoming environment in which our customers, from collection, processing and disposal contracts around the UK, can come and learn about sectoral developments, can

Recycle Week | it’s time to thank consumers and give the next generation a helping hand!

21st September 2020 Posted by

What’s on this week? Here we are heading towards the end of September, and where are we on the big news issues? BREXIT continues, the schools are back, and many industries are re-opening. However, the inevitable increase in COVID-19 cases has been realised and more local lockdowns are being announced on an almost daily basis.

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