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We need to support our current and future workforce

10th September 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Here we are, post summer holidays, children back at school and the UK’s largest waste and resources exhibition, RWM, is almost upon us. I have spent a fair amount of time in recent weeks helping to get the UK Resources Council sector deal draft plan out for consultation, and I have been very focused on

Legislation update | Summer 2019

24th July 2019 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. In this update, we focus on matters that were topical throughout the first half of 2019. From our responses to the Waste and Resources Strategy consultations to an overview of various initiatives designed to tackle issues around plastics, food waste and a growing textile problem. We look at a number of emerging laws

The waste and resources strategy: understanding the goals

1st May 2019 Posted by

It’s great to see that in the various consultations under the waste and resources strategy we are being asked to achieve more success in prevention, minimisation and recycling, as well as ensure that we complete the move away from landfill. It’s even better that we are being asked to consider achieving stretch targets in recycling, moving from a national average

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

We must engage in the discussions, share insights and help shape the future

9th October 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. It seems a long time ago, but August was busy this year. Busier than normal given the ongoing work Defra have been doing in preparation for the hotly anticipated Resources & Waste Strategy, now expected in November. Given the workloads, I was both dreading and feeling quite excited about September, a month where I was

Ensuring local authority tendering is effective, affordable and pain free

5th September 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Local authorities have suffered over recent years due to ongoing austerity and have been asked year on year to do more with less. This has in some cases put services at risk, allowed contamination levels to rise, restricted communication campaigns to the bare minimum and increased tension between authorities and their contractors. This backdrop has

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