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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

Is it time for a new perspective on residual collections?

17th June 2015 Posted by

Post by our guest blogger, Sarah Ottaway, Municipal Recycling Manager at SUEZ environnement Amid a backdrop of widespread budget cuts and a growing awareness of key sustainability issues, is it time to challenge our expectations about the way recycling and refuse is collected from our homes?

A look back at 2014

15th December 2014 Posted by

As we head towards Christmas, I have been wondering what the subject for my last blog of the year could be. Should I be Dickens’ Scrooge and talk about the challenges many businesses face following recent case law on the methodology of calculating holidays? Or should I be more like Father Christmas and talk about what many of us do

Diary from a cargo vessel taking refuse derived fuel to Sweden

18th August 2014 Posted by

Name: Robert ‘Bob’ Pollock Job title: Senior Site Manager Bob’s normally in charge of a number of sites in Newcastle. However, for one week this spring, he ran off to sea.. on a cargo vessel taking refuse derived fuel to Sweden – which was filmed as part of a BBC documentary on the waste industry.

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