Market Intelligence Report
September 2023 Newsletter

A debrief highlighting the most important, impactful and interesting topics affecting the sector.

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Waste & Recycling One (WR1 Cloud) Live on the SAP Store

ISB Global now has details of Waste & Recycling One (WR1 Cloud) live on the SAP Store. If you would like to take a quick overview of key functions and check the animated overview of WR1’s Core & Extended Modules please take a look.

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News we thought was of interest

Climate Week NYC – Edie’s 11 Biggest Announcements

The key focus point was the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), after a recent official stocktake confirmed that progress is only on track for 15% of related targets and indicators. The SDGs are a wide-ranging global agenda and it was clear that one Goal in particular had the undivided focus on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres – Goal 13, Climate Action.

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Just one of the many comments on the Government’s rollback/u-turn in a range net zero policies

The TUC has today (Sunday) warned that around 800,000 manufacturing and supply chain jobs in automotive, steel and other sectors could be at risk if the government does not implement a Biden-style climate plan. The union body warns the jobs could be lost to countries offering higher climate subsidies and investment in clean infrastructure. The analysis highlights how an active industrial strategy, like President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act in the US, can support UK industries. The TUC says the government must “pull every lever to deliver net zero and create and support good jobs.”

“As investors and financial institutions, we need confidence in the government’s long-term commitment to this agenda to allow us and our investee companies to make multi-billion-pound investments in the UK’s sustainable economy of the future. We have concerns that recent events and signals risk eroding this trust, potentially delaying net zero-related investment,” the letter states.

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Pensions Investment in Green & Climate Positive Infrastructure

Environment Journal jumped on a call with Peter Bachmann, Managing Director of Sustainable Infrastructure at Gresham House, a company playing a pivotal role in financing major green industry projects across the UK. Profitable infrastructure and assets are being funded through the creation of climate-friendly investment portfolios for pension funds, and local authorities are out in front.

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Materials Focus Awards 40 UK Projects from the Electricals Recycling Fund including Library of Things

Through the Electricals Recycling Fund, Material Focus has awarded 40 projects across the UK with £1.8 million in funding to make it easier for 10 million people to recycle their electricals.
The Electricals Recycling Fund aims to “significantly reduce” the environmental impact of e-waste by making it easier for consumers to recycle their electricals.

The projects will provide a variety of recycling methods, from curb-side collections to more drop-off points in schools, community centres, and on-street bring banks. Material Focus says that overall there will be over 400 new collection points plus curb-side collections for 5.5 million UK residents.

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Chris Skidmore & UK100 Launch ‘Future is Local’ Report

The Net Zero Review was clear that local delivery of net zero is of paramount importance. ‘Net Zero and the Community’ was one of the six foundations that the Mission Zero report indicated needed to be strengthened in order to deliver net zero nationally by 2050. To achieve this, the review also set out a ‘Delivering a Local Big Bang’ Mission, as well as creating separate local net zero missions. The Introduction to this report sets out both the recommendations made in the Net Zero Review, and the government response to these in March 2023.

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International E-waste day is coming soon – Material Focus is calling on local authorities and retailers to get involved

International E-Waste Day (IEWD) 2023 is happening on the 14th October and Material Focus, the not-for-profit leading the Recycle Your Electricals campaign, is gearing up for another impactful year. With a strong focus on raising awareness and encouraging action, Material Focus aims to engage individuals, retailers, local authorities, businesses and communities to participate in this year’s campaign by encouraging everyone to recycle their electricals.

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Are US Companies on Course to Meet Their Sustainability Commitments?

In 2023, Veolia North America commissioned a groundbreaking national study of 245 prominent firms to find out three things: How does climate risk rank as a key driver for firms to adopt sustainability goals? What kind of tangible progress are firms making in achieving their goals? What are the main obstacles that are making it hard for firms to move forward?

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Updates to the WR1 Showcase & Self-Serve Demonstration Site

ISB Global has updated our self-serve demonstration microsite. This allows prospective companies and users to take a look around a simplified version of the User Interface and Experience and key functionalities of the Waste & Recycling One (WR1) Cloud Application. Access is restricted.

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