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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

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

When crisis management becomes business continuity

7th April 2020 Posted by

Mid-March marked the eleventh anniversary of the start of my career in the waste and resource industry, when I accepted a Head of Communications role at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, back then known as SITA UK. Amid the intensity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic on our and other businesses, there hasn’t been much time to reflect on years

#EachforEqual – International Women’s Day at SUEZ

9th March 2020 Posted by

This past year has seen great progress for women and girls around the globe. From Jessica Meir and Christina Koch being the first all-female team to step into space from US space agency NASA to Roula Khalaf being appointed the next editor of the Financial Times, the first woman to do so since it was founded in 1888. In 2019,

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