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Business waste jargon buster

3rd June 2021 Posted by

Don’t let business waste jargon bamboozle you – use the SUEZ jargon buster to sift through and understand the all-important terms when organising your business waste. A Anaerobic digestion Anaerobic digestion is the process of breaking down organic matter, and is an alternative to composting of food waste. The process is called anaerobic because it takes place in the absence

Collections during a national crisis | key issues faced by local authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic

9th April 2020 Posted by

The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are unlike anything we’ve seen before. We’re having to react to a rapidly evolving environment while ensuring that we are following government and Public Health England’s guidelines to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus. With no real examples of what’s been done before to draw upon, these challenging times present many questions for those

We must engage in the discussions, share insights and help shape the future

9th October 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. It seems a long time ago, but August was busy this year. Busier than normal given the ongoing work Defra have been doing in preparation for the hotly anticipated Resources & Waste Strategy, now expected in November. Given the workloads, I was both dreading and feeling quite excited about September, a month where I was

Ensuring local authority tendering is effective, affordable and pain free

5th September 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Local authorities have suffered over recent years due to ongoing austerity and have been asked year on year to do more with less. This has in some cases put services at risk, allowed contamination levels to rise, restricted communication campaigns to the bare minimum and increased tension between authorities and their contractors. This backdrop has

How to drive continuous improvement and innovation in your local authority

9th August 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Make time for peer-to-peer networking In today’s world of austerity, local authorities can often find it increasingly difficult to get out to conferences and workshops, due in part to budget restrictions and to time constraints. This explains the momentum surrounding webinars and the continuing demand for online news websites. However, in my experience not everything

Energy from Waste technology is at the heart of a shift to a circular economy

13th June 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. I was fortunate enough to attend the launch of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) report on the role of energy recovery in a circular economy last week (6 June) at the House of Commons, which was both well attended and well received. It is a short document (thankfully I hear you cry) that highlights the

CIWM’S New Member Network lays the foundations for the sector of tomorrow

30th May 2018 Posted by

Post by Dr Adam Read. I always look forward to May. Not because the weather starts to turn for the better, or because the athletics and cricket seasons kick in to gear, but because it is the spiritual home of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s (CIWM) Annual New Members Network (NMN) two-day conference and site tours. As an original

The state of local authority procurement and the challenges ahead

17th May 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Value for money, affordability and risk are without question the current watch words for our sector, and they are inextricably linked, and at the heart of all decisions about future service direction, from kerbside collections and recyclate processing, to residual treatment. These watch words featured heavily in the discussion during a recent CIWM webinar, from

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