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That’s Christmas all wrapped up, or is it?

17th January 2019 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. For most of us we have wrapped Christmas up for another year, we have said farewell to family and friends, packed away our decorations and taken our trees to be recycled. As you may know from our top tips to reduce, reuse and #recycle4Christmas post we create a much higher amount of waste over Christmas

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

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