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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,

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

Collaboration: the resource sector and beyond

2nd December 2019 Posted by

The last month has certainly been busy when it comes to events in the resources and waste industry. Our advent calendars are ready and waiting to begin the countdown to Christmas, and it seems many have managed to squeeze their events and workshops in ahead of the festivities. It’s been an opportune time to make the most of the knowledge

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,

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

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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