The countdown to COP26
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What is COP26?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP26) is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference and takes place in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November 2021. It will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree action to tackle climate change.

Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century. To deliver on these stretching targets, countries will need to:

• accelerate the phase-out of coal
• curtail deforestation
• speed up the switch to electric vehicles
• encourage investment in renewables.

Why is COP26 important?

Many people see COP26 as the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement – when all the signatories to the UNFCC agreed to keep temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

COP26 is critical because it’s the first moment when countries must set out more ambitious goals for ending their contribution to climate change under the Paris Agreement.

Reconomy and COP26

As the UK’s leading provider of services to drive the circular economy and support the sustainable management of resources, Reconomy fully understands the importance of taking action ourselves, along with helping others to do the same.

This year we are proud to have launched the second element of our Sustainability Plan, the Reconomy Environmental Action Plan (REAP). This follows the successful launch of the Reconomy Social Value programme (RSVP) in 2018.

How Reconomy can help your business to be COP26-ready

5 Steps to Circularity Playbook

Using our 5-step approach will help your business to flip the concept of waste disposal on its head. It will enable you to manage the complete journey that resources take through your business to identify waste minimisation opportunities, as opposed to considering what to do with resources once you have already classified them as operational waste.

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Reconomy’s open source Zerowasteometer can give you an illustration of your progress towards zero waste in seconds. Whether you are already on your journey and focusing on waste minimisation or have a way to go and are just trying to recycle as much as possible, the Zerowasteometer can help you focus and improve toward your goals.

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Free Waste Analysis

We can help you think differently about waste and resource management, enabling you to achieve your environmental goals more easily. Book a waste review with a member of our expert team and see how our outsourced, technology-driven approach can benefit your business.

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Reconomy's Sustainability Report

Click here to download our latest Sustainability Report

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Net zero heroes

As part of our build up to COP26,  The Reconomy Group of Companies is delighted to unveil its newly formed team of NET ZERO HEROES, who will champion internal behavioural changes as we work towards our target of achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2028. With COP26 about to begin, we believe this is an important step which will help to drive sustainable thinking and vital across the entire Reconomy Group.

Meet the heroes here:

Head of Sustainability (ReBOUND Returns)

Financial Accounts Manager (AWS)

Compliance Manager (Eurokey Recycling)

Contracts Manager (Reconomy)

Account Manager (ACM)

Key Account Manager (Nationwide Services)

Planning Co-ordinator (Eurokey Recycling)

Junior Consultant (Valpak)

Operations Administrator (AWS)

Customer Service Team Manager (Reconomy)

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