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Brands talk about sustainability, but are they making a genuine difference?

30th January 2020 Posted by

We all know how the rise of Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II in 2017 have provoked the public’s consciousness around environmental issues and our climate as well. These influential factors followed the United Nations forming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Working with governments, companies, start-ups, NGOs and other organisations, they plan to solve some of

Procuring waste management services during times of uncertainty faced by local authorities

19th December 2019 Posted by

For any local authority waste collection, recycling and treatment contracts are some of the most expensive and high profile you will ever manage or let. Delivering not only the service, but in many cases infrastructure too that touches the lives of all households, in a way that even schools and the health service do not. Difficult conditions For many years,

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,

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

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