Author: SarahO

What’s next for the resources sector and the climate change agenda?

15th November 2021 Posted by

Blog written by Sarah Ottaway, Sustainability and Social Value Lead at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. As you read this, the dust will be settling on the final commitments and agreements made from the COP26 negotiations. Even though I’m writing this before the negotiations have concluded, I’m confident that tackling consumption, food waste or any major commitments related to reducing

Let’s build back greener, fairer and together

1st March 2021 Posted by

Let’s build back greener, fairer and together – this was the overarching message running through this week’s National Social Value Conference organised by Social Value Portal. With the end of lockdown finally in sight, it was an ideal time to bring the brightest minds working on the social value agenda together to discuss and empower each other as to where

12 top tips for a greener Christmas

3rd December 2020 Posted by

This year has been like no other, full of uncertainly, anxiety and worry. One thing that is certain though is Christmas, and the mountain of waste that comes with it. Retailers will traditionally plan their festive sales, tempting us all to part with our hard-earned cash. While those of us taking care of waste collections across the country, are also

Social Value: Setting the foundations for a green recovery

2nd October 2020 Posted by

The eagerly anticipated outcome from the government consultation on changes to the Social Value Act of 2012 was launched last week and the message is clear, the £4 billion of annual government spend at all levels will be evaluated and monitored in order to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefits it creates.

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

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