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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

Brands talk about sustainability, but are they making a genuine difference?

30th January 2020 Posted by

We all know how the rise of Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II in 2017 have provoked the public’s consciousness around environmental issues and our climate as well. These influential factors followed the United Nations forming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Working with governments, companies, start-ups, NGOs and other organisations, they plan to solve some of

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

Governments must ensure it pays to be sustainable

18th May 2016 Posted by

In a bid to become increasingly sustainable, businesses cannot be expected to ignore commercial realities, without support from governments, according to SUEZ. Gev Eduljee, the External Affairs Director for SUEZ, said that there are limits to the extent that even the biggest companies can turn the wider economy around by influencing their supply chains. Often, doing so failed to make

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