Recycle Week | it’s time to thank consumers and give the next generation a helping hand!

Blog from Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

What’s on this week?

Here we are heading towards the end of September, and where are we on the big news issues? BREXIT continues, the schools are back, and many industries are re-opening. However, the inevitable increase in COVID-19 cases has been realised and more local lockdowns are being announced on an almost daily basis.

March seems such a long time ago, when the UK waste and resources sector stepped up to the job of adapting to lockdown conditions, providing unrivalled front line service provision and protecting both human health and the environment. So it is great that as we enter Recycle Week 2020 (the 17th annual recycle week), we can send a huge positive message to each and every one of the public who did their part during lockdown, pushing recycling performance to record levels and limiting litter, fly-tipping and tension at the HWRCs when closed and as they re-opened to their new norm.