Recycling and recovery

SUEZ is celebrating being shortlisted for three National Recycling Awards

The state-of-the-art Altens East resource recycling facility in Aberdeen has been shortlisted for Recycling Facility of the Year, and our 30-year-long contract with Doncaster Council has been shortlisted in the Partnership Excellence – Public/Private Sector category. At a national level, SUEZ has been shortlisted in the Partnership Excellence – Commercial category for our work on behalf of the Flexible Packaging Consortium, made up of Ella’s Kitchen, Mars, Nestle, and Taylors of Harrogate.

Despite the immense challenges of the pandemic, The team at Altens East resource recycling facility managed to both successfully mobilise a new contract and facilitate a pioneering new trial to recycle Pringles tubes for the first time.

Our three decade-long relationship with Doncaster Council has been shortlisted primarily for the partnership and innovation demonstrated throughout the pandemic to maintain the service and support the local community through the challenges of the last 18 months.

The Flexible Packaging Consortium partnership was shortlisted following successful collaboration across the value chain to develop a framework of knowledge and data to support ongoing work to increase plastic packaging recycling in the UK. The group published their research in February 2021, highlighting opportunities to collect flexible plastic packaging for recycling. This work was later referenced by Defra in the Impact Assessment accompanying the Extended Producer Responsibility consultation and the Consistent Collections consultation included flexible plastic packaging as a proposed new core material for kerbside collections.

The Awards take place on 06 December 2021 in London.