22 Nov ESSEX & SUFFOLK WATER SIGNS UP TO NATIONAL WASTE TO WEALTH COMMITMENT
Essex & Suffolk Water as part of Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) is one of over 40 Waste to Wealth Commitment signatories along with Sky, The Co-operative Bank and Marks & Spencer. The Waste to Wealth Commitment means a great deal to the company, with some of their own ambitious environmental goals to be industry leading in the sustainable use of natural resources.
By signing the Waste to Wealth Commitment, Essex & Suffolk Water recognise the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) challenge that we only have 12 years to change our relationship with the resources we use to avoid catastrophic climate change and restore the health of our environment. The Waste to Wealth Commitment signatories are committing to set targets, work collectively, redesign, collaborate, reconvene and report.
The event, held today at Veolia’s integrated waste management facility in London, will be attended by the HRH The Prince of Wales where he will deliver a keynote address. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will also deliver a speech in which he will detail how the government will support businesses which are stepping up to this challenge.
Chief Executive, Heidi Mottram will be joining the panel discussion and talking all things innovation at the summit today. Northumbrian Water Group has a stand at the exhibition, where they will be showing visitors, including HRH The Prince of Wales, the LEGO ‘Power from Poo’ model. Visitors will be able to drop LEGO “poo” bricks into the model’s toilet, lighting up a street scene and reflecting the Power From Poo process from start to finish.