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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,

Our plastic journey continues

20th May 2019 Posted by

Working through the Resource and Waste Strategy and its four consultation documents made me reflect on how busy we were irrespective of the policy process. One very active area has been the subject of plastics, their production, consumption, discarding and impacts when lost in the wider environment. Plastic-to-diesel SUEZ has been collecting, sorting and recycling the more recognisable plastics for

What can be done to further improve the participation and progression of women in the recycling and waste industry?

17th May 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Human Resources Director | SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Women in waste – top of the industry agenda? Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the last 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort

Outstanding learning opportunities through apprenticeship programme

15th May 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Human Resources Director | SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. The apprenticeship programme at SUEZ As a worldwide player in water and waste, we have numerous apprenticeships and work experience opportunities for school leavers and students. We offer vocational apprenticeship courses for a variety of roles across the business and the UK including business administration, human

The UK waste sector can play a pivotal role on the climate change debate

15th May 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. The last few weeks have seen media attention return (hopefully not for a limited time only) from Brexit to global climate change. With the release of Sir David Attenborough’s fine BBC documentary ‘Climate Change – the facts’ and the release of the UK Committee on Climate Change’s report ‘Net Zero – the UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’ which highlighted which

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