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Collaboration: the resource sector and beyond

2nd December 2019 Posted by

The last month has certainly been busy when it comes to events in the resources and waste industry. Our advent calendars are ready and waiting to begin the countdown to Christmas, and it seems many have managed to squeeze their events and workshops in ahead of the festivities. It’s been an opportune time to make the most of the knowledge

Weirdest items we find in our recycling facilities

17th September 2019 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. SUEZ in the UK manages recyclable material collected from over five million households. This means that we often find some unusual items on the conveyor belts at our materials recycling facilities. Buy milk, feed the cat, water plants, take out recycling bin…the list of household chores goes on, and sometimes we have a

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

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

That’s Christmas all wrapped up, or is it?

17th January 2019 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. For most of us we have wrapped Christmas up for another year, we have said farewell to family and friends, packed away our decorations and taken our trees to be recycled. As you may know from our top tips to reduce, reuse and #recycle4Christmas post we create a much higher amount of waste over Christmas

2018, a step towards a greener future?

15th January 2019 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. 2018, the year sustainability, recycling and waste continuously hit the headlines, many of us as individual and also businesses realised the impact that we have on our planet and how this needs to change to protect our resources of the future. There were many influencers in the industry bringing the planet top of

Top tips to reduce, reuse and #recycle4Christmas

13th December 2018 Posted by

Posted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. In the UK, we create a much higher proportion of waste during the festive period, in fact research shows that in the UK we generate 30% more waste than usual, which includes two million turkeys and six million Christmas trees! With this in mind, we thought we would share our favourite recycling tips and

Hopes for the forthcoming Environment Bill

30th November 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Aldersgate Group organised a report launch event on Thursday, 29th November 2018 entitled ‘What does business want from the Environment Bill?’ I was delighted to present at the launch, where representatives from a number of environmental disciplines came together, with Defra and other government departments to discuss what industry needs from the forthcoming Environment Bill.

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