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Local Authorities (in the UK and elsewhere) will be looking to procure more waste and recycling services in the next few years as tighter regulations come into play. In the UK alone, DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) will be setting harder resources and waste strategy targets. The UK government is seeking input on a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers, which Scotland has already readied for 2020, and extended producer responsibility (EPR) reform involving adding all environmental costs associated with a product throughout the product life cycle to its market price is very much on the horizon.

These and so many restrictions and requirements along with the complex and lengthy procedure of tendering for new waste and recycling services are making the process of renewing contracts or finding new suppliers more involved. To help local authorities reduce risk and increase understanding a free webinar will take place on October 22 giving advice, hints and tips and strategic management guidance for how to successfully navigate the tendering process at this time.

It will be hosted by Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, Mickey Green, Managing Director of Somerset Waste Partnership, and, Charlotte Perkins of Eunomia. They will guide you through their process, and explain why appropriate risk allocation and ownership are central to delivering value-for-money solutions. They will be sharing their experiences and key considerations for future proofing service provision as policies change. They will also be prepared to answer any questions.

More information is here and registration is here.

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