How is the coronavirus crisis affecting the waste industry?


31 March, 2020

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.

Will panic buying lead to an avalanche of food waste?

How do priority waste and recycling services keep operating with 40 per cent of the workforce unable to work?

Is there a risk that the crisis will encourage throwaway living?

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