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5 tips for sustainable waste management in the hospitality industry

28th July 2022 Posted by

The government’s goal of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 is affecting every industry, and the hospitality sector is no exception. In fact, research has found that the number of consumers concerned about the environment is rising, and many would now be more likely to try a restaurant’s sustainable dish over their regular favourite. With the environmental impact of the

Five ways to make your business more sustainable in 2022

28th January 2022 Posted by

As 2022 is now in full swing, we find the subject of sustainability continues to rise up in the agenda of our customer as well as the general public. Consumers are demanding greener products and services, while businesses are challenged with meeting expectations. With so much discussion around sustainability, you might be looking to step up your efforts this year.

Degrees of hope, and desperation

17th December 2021 Posted by

Blog by Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Human Resources and Health and Safety Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. As we approach the end of the calendar year, it’s natural to pause and take stock. That reflective mood is all the more appropriate at times like this, when we’re suspended between waves of the coronavirus and the future of our planet hangs

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,

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