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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

When crisis management becomes business continuity

7th April 2020 Posted by

Mid-March marked the eleventh anniversary of the start of my career in the waste and resource industry, when I accepted a Head of Communications role at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, back then known as SITA UK. Amid the intensity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic on our and other businesses, there hasn’t been much time to reflect on years

Plastic not so fantastic? The debate continues…

23rd January 2020 Posted by

The Circular Economy Task Force For the last 18 months SUEZ has been active an member of the Circular Economy Task Force – a business group convened by the Green Alliance as a forum for policy discussion, innovation and business thinking around resource use in the UK. The Group is chaired by Dr. Colin Church, Chief Executive of IOM3, and the

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