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For every business, there is always the potential for things to go wrong. Have you got the necessary partnerships in place to ensure that operations can continue when the unexpected happens?
Find out the key policy highlights from April 2021.
This edition of Planet looks at water in the 21st century and how we plan for the unknown.
Last week, Tim Duret, the Director of Sustainable Technology at Veolia, featured on the latest episode of The Dairy Dialogue Podcast by the Dairy Reporter.
Find out the key policy highlights from March 2021.
Eliminating single-use plastics has been high on the sustainability agenda in the UK for a while now, with items like plastic straws and cotton buds being banned in the last couple of years.
The circular economy aims to turn all waste products into a resource, but the full potential of the circular economy model is really demonstrated when old items are given new life in the most unexpected of ways.
This year’s World Water Day encourages us to explore our thoughts about  'what water means to you' - we know that water is an essential resource for all businesses to some degree, but it is especially important for those who use it in production.
Find out the key policy highlights from February and March so far, from the budget and beyond.
What really happens to your recycling after it's put in your recycling bin, either at home or at your business? There are various misconceptions surrounding waste disposal services, so in this myth-buster, we aim to dispel some of these.
Improving sustainability and protecting profitability are seemingly two conflicting priorities for businesses - but they don't need to be.
Are you on track for efficiency improvements? We can help develop an effective roadmap for your business.
Is your waste hazardous or offensive? It's crucial to know the difference, as it's illegal to mix hazardous waste with any other kind. If you are conducting mass Covid-19 testing, it's especially important that you understand how waste is classified, and how each type of waste needs to be disposed of.
Veolia is set to become the first UK operator of Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF) to demonstrate the latest carbon capture technology with Carbon Clean, a global leader in low-cost carbon capture technology.
Plastic has become a hugely contentious issue in recent years, with more awareness being raised about the problem of plastic leakage into the environment.
Following our recent Warehousing & Distribution of the Future Webinar, we have collated the questions and answers from the end of the session all in one place, providing information about key aspects of the sector moving forwards into 2021 and beyond
Plastic has undeniably been the most headline-grabbing material in recent years in terms of its environmental impact. What has been achieved so far in terms of increasing its sustainability, and what more needs to be done?
During the pandemic, we have adapted our services, including conducting site audits remotely. Post-Covid, we will continue with this agile approach, including how we approach sites in more challenging locations.
As regulations and consumer attitudes are changing and increasingly favouring more sustainable packaging choices, now is the time to assess whether your business can modify its packaging accordingly.
When implementing a closed-loop system in a business it is vital to implement a structured recycling stream, here we are breaking down some of our top tips to boost your business’ recycling rates.
When thinking about meeting your business' sustainability targets, it's important to consider the three key elements of waste, energy and water as one integrated strategy.
The upcoming Carbon Emissions Tax could see businesses charged around £16 per tonne of carbon that exceeds a set annual allowance. For some businesses, this could mean hefty charges. Are you prepared?
Cutting down your food waste can greatly enhance your environmental credibility by reducing the need for general waste services. These five simple tips can help your business reduce food waste:
Find out more about how Veolia can help your business make, and fulfil, some green commitments in 2021
Food waste has been a hot topic lately, with widespread reporting of hospitality venues having to throw out large volumes of food due to changing Covid restrictions, and increasing scrutiny of how retailers dispose of food waste.
We know that food and beverage manufacturers have a multitude of targets and standards to meet - in terms of cost saving, sustainability, health and safety… All while maintaining efficiency and productivity levels.
In today’s challenging climate, the pub and restaurant industry is under increasing pressure to make business processes as efficient as possible.
Have you ever considered the opportunities in your waste? There is often untapped value in food and beverage manufacturers' waste and by-products, both financial and environmental.
Location is often a key factor in driving pubs' and restaurants' footfall. While a site’s setting holds a certain appeal to customers, it can hinder your delivery, waste and other services.
We know that this is a particularly stressful time for supermarkets, with pressure to reduce carbon emissions, minimise plastic packaging and more. Veolia can support in a variety of areas, to help your business achieve its goals across the board.
We support a circular economy where materials are reused and remanufactured as standard. These innovative products illustrate our efforts to preserve resources and cut carbon.
As a pub or restaurant business, you may have to manage several separate waste and recycling streams across multiple sites, or you may have multiple waste processes in operation at one location. Whatever the size and scope of your business, a large amount of information exists about your waste service, which can be capitalised on to drive efficiency.
The UK's legal Net Zero target is 2050. While this sounds a long way off, progressive industries are acting now and have Net Zero targets within the next decade. Food and beverage manufacturers need to start thinking now about how they can prepare.
As 2021 draws closer, and with it, the hope that we can come out of the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic, now is the time to think about preparing your business for a new, greener approach.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every business has had to change the way they operate, whether that's reducing the number of people in the workplace, implementing new processes due to social distancing or even having to shut completely.
With Net Zero firmly in the spotlight, businesses are all having to devise ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
To achieve your sustainability goals, it's crucial that you develop an overarching sustainability strategy, that addresses each area of your business and puts plans in place to improve your environmental impact.
You may know us for waste management or providing wastewater services, but did you know we offer a plethora of other services besides?
As regulations and consumer attitudes are changing and increasingly favouring more sustainable packaging choices, now is the time to assess whether your business can modify its packaging accordingly.
Improving water efficiency and quality may not be something your business has considered recently, but with legal standards tightening and water scarcity increasingly becoming an issue, it's something you need to think about.
Creating a circular economy within your business should be a priority, as it can cut costs and improve your sustainability credentials. As part of your journey to get there, you need to minimise waste and improve overall site efficiency.
We are all aware of the Net Zero deadline looming ahead of us - the UK needs to be carbon neutral by 2050. There are many different issues and sectors that we need to focus on to get there, including transport.
Has your business considered generating its own energy? For food and beverage manufacturers, it could be a cost-effective way to become more self-sufficient and environmentally friendly.
Despite sustainability becoming increasingly important to businesses, we know that protecting your bottom line and seeing a fast return on investment are the key drivers for decision makers. But how can cost-effectiveness be combined with choosing the right solutions for your business, and the environment?
Now more than ever, pubs and restaurants are under pressure to do the right thing for the environment and improve the sustainability of their operations. Traditionally, the eco-conscious route has been seen as more expensive, but in waste management, the opposite is true.
For the food and beverage manufacturing sector there are lots of question marks over the future. What are the big trends heading for the sector that we should be preparing for now?
In a recent poll conducted on our LinkedIn page, 77% of respondents claimed that their level of concern over carbon has increased in the past five years.
Manufacturers need reliability, compliance and cost-effectiveness from all on-site services, but have to ensure they maintain productivity and efficiency. Outsourcing non-core services could be the key to removing this stress.
December is now upon us, meaning that all thoughts are turning towards the upcoming festive period. Here at Veolia UK we take you through our own version of the iconic 12 Days of Christmas.
New research from Capgemini’s Research Institute has shown that half of big businesses are now turning to artificial intelligence to help improve their climate impact.
Supermarkets have increasingly stringent green targets to meet and face mounting pressure from consumers to address their environmental impact. But this is not just down to the retailers themselves - the whole supply chain can play a part in making brands more sustainable.
Is your business's waste management strategy up to scratch? You need to ensure that the processes you have in place not only manage waste efficiently, but also minimise costs and fully utilise resources.
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Although supermarkets have already made a lot of progress when it comes to reducing food waste, it is important to develop the most sustainable routes possible for any food waste that is unavoidable.