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SUEZ site-seeing | part 4

29th November 2017 Posted by

The next stop for Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director,  on his backstage tour of SUEZ sites is to Surrey to visit the facilities that are a part of the SUEZ contract with Surrey County Council. Adam is putting together a series of short blogs giving you a flavour of what goes on at each of the sites he visits. Fourth stop – Surrey, community

SUEZ site-seeing | part 3

24th November 2017 Posted by

Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director,  continued his backstage tour of SUEZ sites this week visiting two transfer stations in West London to see the source of the waste that is recovered at Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC) . Adam is putting together a series of short blogs giving you a flavour of what goes on at each of the sites he visits.

SUEZ site-seeing | part 2

22nd November 2017 Posted by

Following his first visit to materials recycling facility (MRF) in Avonmouth, External Affairs Director, Dr Adam Read continued his backstage tour of SUEZ sites this week. Adam is putting together a series of short blogs giving you a flavour of what goes on at each of the sites he visits.   Second stop – Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC)… Next up was our Severnside energy-from-waste (EfW) plant

SUEZ site-seeing | part 1

17th November 2017 Posted by

Over the past few weeks, our new External Affairs Director, Dr Adam Read has been busy touring the country and getting to know what goes on backstage at SUEZ. Following his visits, Adam put together a series of short blogs giving you a flavour of what goes on at each of the visited sites. First stop – materials recycling facility… My

Employee engagement survey – a world class result

13th November 2017 Posted by

Here, at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK we are excited and full of anticipation as we await the results of our latest employee engagement survey. The survey is called U Say and we run it every two years with our partner Best Companies, a company specialising in workplace and employee engagement.

DRS is helping to facilitate a materials value chain that works for all

10th November 2017 Posted by

Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) are very much flavour of the moment. Since the summer months we have heard the Scottish environment secretary Roseanne Cunningham openly come out in favour of a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles and cans in Scotland, with a range of organisations are now working together north of the border to assess the scope, design and

You can’t try from the sideline

9th November 2017 Posted by

I’m a rugby enthusiast and coach a youth team in my spare time. Very often, I find myself reminding zealous parents and spectators that the youngsters playing a game are still learning. Naturally, judging their performance and skills and expecting results worthy of a national team is not constructive nor supportive to relatively inexperienced players. At the end of the day, we

Rethinking the waste hierarchy

24th October 2017 Posted by

The term “rethink” is a particular favourite within our sector. Examples of reports and projects abound: rethinking waste, rethinking waste management, rethinking waste crime, rethinking organic waste, rethinking recyclability. What about rethinking the waste hierarchy? Many suggestions have been put forward, expanding the so-called 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) to 5Rs, 6Rs (Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace) and even 10Rs

Improving recycling rates on campus

17th October 2017 Posted by

Although freshers’ week has come to an end, there is still a buzz in the air. Universities and colleges across the country are bursting with eager students ready to take on the new academic year. This excitement brings new opportunities to improve environmental performance on campus. Understanding the waste streams that are generated on campus is a good step towards improving

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