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How the Emissions Trading Scheme can help the waste sector meet decarbonisation targets

22nd July 2021 Posted by

Blog by Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Carbon, net zero and climate change are a key focus of governments, businesses and citizens across the world, especially when brought into stark focus through the exceptional heat and rainfall events of recent weeks. Whilst keeping an eye on resource consumption, natural capital and biodiversity net gain,

Net Zero is not enough

9th July 2021 Posted by

Blog by Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. As we all grapple with recovery from the COVID pandemic, with the historic and future financial strains and with climate change, carbon reduction and working on plans for, or delivering on commitments in net zero plans, it is perhaps easy to think that we have ‘enough on

Consistency in collection customer workshop

23rd June 2021 Posted by

Blog by Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK After the efforts of completing the consultation responses for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Deposit Return Schemes, we held an excellent customer session on Consistency in Collection (CIC) and its impacts on the waste management systems. At first look at costs, you might be drawn to think

What will be the impact of consistent collections on EPR?

27th May 2021 Posted by

What will be the impact of consistent collections on EPR? After eight weeks of consultation frenzy, reading, re-reading and commenting on the EPR and DRS proposals, the end of the consultation period is almost upon us. Our analysis and assessment period has been impacted by the consistent collection policy reform consultation being delayed by almost four weeks during the local

Consultations 2021: Understanding the proposed payment mechanisms

24th May 2021 Posted by

Following a recent deep-dive workshop session with customers, Stuart Hayward-Higham helped us to understand the proposed flow of materials through the new EPR and DRS systems and how new testing requirements will be critical to informing both the evidence chain and the payments made to organisations throughout the system. Here, Stuart summarises some of the key issues discussed and learnings

Consultations 2021: Planning and managing the necessary transitions

19th May 2021 Posted by

Blog by Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. This blog seeks to capture the outputs of a deep-dive workshop session that I ran for our customers. Seeking to place the EPR and DRS objectives into actions and sequences that helped us understand the scope and journey of the necessary transition from where we are, to

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