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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

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

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