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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

Media reporting and the evolving UK resources and waste sector

6th December 2019 Posted by

With the general election only days away, the media coverage of the debates, issues, and back stories continues to ramp up, you can’t really escape the plethora of well-crafted soundbites, well-planned photo shoots, and the obvious political sparring that happens when the UK goes to the polls. Now some of the media will tell you they are impartial or even

We must build momentum beyond plastics

6th August 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Firstly I promise to keep this short, as I am about to head off on a family holiday, and secondly events over the last few weeks have left me in a reflective mood. About this time last year I wrote a piece for RWW named ‘clutching at straws’, where I was surprised by the level

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

Is England’s planning system able to cope with the demands of the new Resource and Waste Strategy?

6th June 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. The last 20 years has seen the UK switch from being landfill dominated, to one which has a healthy mix of recycling and energy recovery. But this transition hasn’t been easy, and in many respects the transition has been delivered despite a significant degree of misalignment between national policies and targets and local decision making,

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