Consultations 2021: The fundamental importance of evidence

Blog from a guest contributor from SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
The first of our deep-dive EPR and DRS discussion workshops with our customers focused on the importance of evidence in the systems being proposed in the recent waste and resources sector consultations from DEFRA. By approaching evidence in a systematic way we were able to translate the data we use today into the new data required to evidence payments, recycling rates and parties in the new systems. Understanding what data is required, from testing at the Points of First Consolidation to geotagging bin collections, to how it will be used, and most importantly that data which comprises ‘statutory evidence’ was an essential component of the session.