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SUEZ respond to EU Referendum vote

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David Palmer-Jones, CEO for SUEZ recycling and recovery in the UK, said:
"SUEZ respects the democratic will of the people and our focus remains with our policy of deriving the maximum value and energy from the waste Britain's households and businesses produce every day. While the UK renegotiates its EU membership for the years ahead there is a risk of a void at a national policy level.

As we transition to a more resource efficient economy, something to which all UK devolved administrations aspire, the waste and resources sector continues to seek vision and leadership from Whitehall. EU membership for Britain has been a crucial and effective driver of environmental policy and legislation which has seen the United Kingdom transform from being the ‘dirty man of Europe’ to a solid environmental performer.

Our industry has a very clear vision and understanding of what needs to be done to ensure that we continue to make environmental improvements with or without EU membership. The environmental services industry stands ready to maintain its work with UK policy-makers to ensure that we have a positive future in front of us, and that we build on the environmental gains achieved over the last two decades.

We will be working closely with each local authority and with all businesses where policy commitment remains high in turning our waste into a resource."

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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