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Consultations | Exploring the impact of the upcoming policy reforms

15th April 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK Earlier this week we started our series of online workshops and webinars focused on the recently released DEFRA consultations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) that are planning to significantly reshape packaging design, recycling and recovery for the next 20 years. Our first

Conference season is upon us and the take-home messages are a mixed bag

14th October 2019 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. The last month has been perhaps the most hectic period of the year. I began with a manic two days of workshops, panels, and client engagement at the RWM, followed by a series of internal briefings, policy updates, and customer conferences. Then came Recycle Week, Recoup’s annual conference, the Scottish Resources Conference, and, of course,

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

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,

Legislation update – Spring 2019

15th April 2019 Posted by

In this update, we focus on issues that were topical throughout the first quarter of 2019. We look at a number of emerging laws and initiatives and what they mean for you. Brexit On the 11 April 2019, the UK and EU agreed to extend the date of the exit of the UK to 31 October 2019. However, if the

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