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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

Recycle Week: How can you step up your business recycling?

22nd October 2021 Posted by

It’s time to celebrate! From 20 – 26 September, Recycle Now (England’s government-funded national recycling campaign) will be running Recycle Week. Back for its 18th year, Recycle Week is the annual event that brings everyone together — businesses, recycling companies, governments, and the media — to do one very important thing: encourage people to recycle more. Whether that’s making the

The future of business must be the triple bottom line

22nd October 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read, Director of External Affairs at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.  With the world now waking up to the perfect storm of climate, biodiversity and social crises, it is clear that businesses and other organisations must play their part fully in tackling these issues head on, because without the private sector delivering its best foot forward, we

Resource strategy alignment – let the debates begin!

22nd October 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Adam Read, Director of External Affairs at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. This blog was originally posted by EfW Net. Welcome back! I trust you are all rested after your summer break, albeit it was another odd summer given changing travel conditions and any number of COVID variant outbreaks in our favoured locations. It seems things are settling

Reduce, re-use, recycle, repair!

15th October 2021 Posted by

This Saturday (16 October) is International Repair Day – and what better opportunity to share with you a handful of the great re-use and repair projects that SUEZ has been undertaking at Devon’s re-use shops and household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) which we operate on behalf of the county council. We caught up with Jacqui Winterburn, Devon Re-use Area Coordinator,

How the Emissions Trading Scheme can help the waste sector meet decarbonisation targets

22nd July 2021 Posted by

Blog by Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Carbon, net zero and climate change are a key focus of governments, businesses and citizens across the world, especially when brought into stark focus through the exceptional heat and rainfall events of recent weeks. Whilst keeping an eye on resource consumption, natural capital and biodiversity net gain,

Our guide to business waste management

21st July 2021 Posted by

Sustainability should be high on the agenda of many business owners, but unfortunately it is often the elephant in the room. Generally, businesses want to do more, but not at the expense of their bottom line or productivity. However, by simply managing your business waste better, businesses can make a big difference.

Net Zero is not enough

9th July 2021 Posted by

Blog by Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. As we all grapple with recovery from the COVID pandemic, with the historic and future financial strains and with climate change, carbon reduction and working on plans for, or delivering on commitments in net zero plans, it is perhaps easy to think that we have ‘enough on

Top 10 tips for recycling more this Summer

5th July 2021 Posted by

Summer – a time to relax, recharge and recycle! As the weather warms up and the days are longer, we tend to spend more time outside, enjoying garden parties, barbeques, picnics and day trips. However, let’s not forget to protect the environment where we’re spending our time and continue to recycle. There are small things we can all do which

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