Suez’s David Palmer-Jones said positive steps highlighted in the Chancellor’s Budget need to be “part of a wider policy that marries the protection of our precious natural resources with a modern, sustainable, industrial strategy.”
He adds: “We welcome any government initiative which seeks to drive down the use of single-use plastics in favour of more sustainable, recyclable, forms of packaging and products. Policy and taxation changes are welcome if they can help reduce the use of virgin materials in favour of more sustainable, recyclable products.
“An extended producer responsibility regime should address all forms of resource usage, materials and packaging production, and their collection, reuse and recycling across the supply chain.”
Suez are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanisation and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimising and renewing resources is essential to our future.
Suez supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers waste water treatment services to 65 million, collects waste produced by almost 34 million, recovers 16 million tonnes of waste each year and produces 7 TWh of local and renewable energy.
With 82,536 employees, Suez, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in the circular economy for sustainable management of resources.