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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.

Consumption patterns that must change | so what’s next as lockdown eases?

21st August 2020 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read (External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK) We live in interesting times, and even during the global pandemic, the growing interest of the media, consumers and society at large, on the waste and resources sector has continued. The sector’s frontline staff have been thanked on many occasions for continuing to work through the lockdown,

Modern MRFs -what’s next for materials segregation, separation and recycling?

27th July 2020 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read (External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK) Materials market concerns It doesn’t seem all that long ago that China’s closure of its low grade and mixed plastics markets to all overseas material streams was rocking the sector and making headlines far and wide globally. But, the current COVID-19 pandemic has somewhat overshadowed the global

Could sector collaboration be the key to driving environmental behavioural change?

3rd June 2020 Posted by

Blog written by Dr Adam Read and Sarah Ottaway, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK Public engagement needs a boost Influencing public behaviour, in both the waste and water sectors, has been an important activity for many for decades, but with varying levels of success.  With austerity shrinking communications and education budgets across both sectors, and all actors, in recent years,

The Sustainable Development Goals impact on the resources and waste management sector

28th May 2020 Posted by

You would have thought that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were a perfect fit for a waste sector that is going through its own rapid evolution, even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit us. By 2024, expected policy reforms around consistent collections, deposit return schemes and an overhaul of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) are all due to be operational. Though I

Collections during a national crisis | key issues faced by local authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic

9th April 2020 Posted by

The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are unlike anything we’ve seen before. We’re having to react to a rapidly evolving environment while ensuring that we are following government and Public Health England’s guidelines to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus. With no real examples of what’s been done before to draw upon, these challenging times present many questions for those

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