The Green Alliance Podcast

How is the coronavirus crisis affecting the waste industry? ('Insights', series 1 - episode 4)

Episode Summary

In this week’s Insights podcast, Libby Peake and Adam Read of SUEZ reflect on the implications of the coronavirus epidemic for waste and recycling services. They discuss the impacts for those at the front line and how we can manage our waste to help control the spread of the virus.

Episode Notes

Waste and recycling operatives are designated as key workers by the government. Adam Read, external affairs director of waste management company SUEZ, and Libby Peake, head of resource policy at Green Alliance discuss the implications for the industry and what’s needed to make sure essential recycling and waste services continue to function safely and efficiently during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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