#SustyTalk​​: Biffa's Jeff Rhodes on the Resources and Waste Strategy

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Biffa's head of environment & external affairs Jeff Rhodes, hosted as part of our Circular Economy Week.

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With edie readers working remotely or on furlough, this brand new series of video interviews keeps you connected to the inspirational business leaders who are continuing to drive sustainability and champion climate action from their own homes.

#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie's loyal readers connected to sustainable business leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. 

The latest episode sees edie’s senior reporter Sarah George speaking with Biffa's head of environment & external affairs Jeff Rhodes. 

Rhodes outlines how the UK's waste management sector has continued to prioritise sustainability throughout the challenges posed by Covid-19. He then provides his thoughts on the Resources and Waste Strategy - for which several consultations have begun this year - and the UK Government's broader approaches to incentivising reuse and recycling.

This #SustyTalk interview forms part of edie's Circular Economy Week editorial campaign, running from March 22-26. The week will be jam-packed with exclusive interviews, podcasts, reports, webinars and in-depth feature articles - all dedicated to embracing closed-loop models. Click here for a full line-up of plans. 

Click here to see our catalogue of #SustyTalk video interviews.

Want to be featured on a future episode of #SustyTalk? Email newsdesk@fav-house.com. Please bear in mind that our calendar is now full for the entirety of March. 


Join the conversation at edie's Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions

On Thursday 25 March edie is hosting three live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to accelerating the transition to a zero-waste economy. 

Called the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions, the three events range from Q&A style debates with circular economy experts, business-led panel discussions and a masterclass. Experts from organisations including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Zero Waste Scotland and The Body Shop are taking part. 

For full details and to register, click here. Tickets, which give holders access to all three events live and on-demand, cost £49 plus VAT. The sessions will run from 1pm to 4pm GMT.


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