It feels somehow beholden of me to open with a positive sentiment toward 2021, and the opportunities ahead!
As we closed 2020 on a European level, Novelis was pleased to celebrate the continuing upward trend on aluminium beverage can recycling, attaining 76.1% for the year 2018.
This is my first Chair’s piece of 2021, and I’m not sure if saying “Happy New Year” this late on in January is allowed, but I would like to wish everyone the best for 2021. Let’s hope it is better than 2020 regarding Covid-19, although when normality (or something like it) will ever resume is anyone’s guess. With the vaccination programme underway, it feels strange to think that a jab in the arm is one of the most exciting things we have to look forward to in 2021!
Christmas already seems a distant memory and February is fast approaching. I had almost convinced myself that Spring would not be far off, yet, we face fresh challenges this week following the heavy snowfall over the weekend for much of the UK. A hazardous environment for our workforce but a welcome change of scenery for many.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has indicated there are no apparent connections between the working conditions at a waste site in Milton Keynes and the deaths of two RCV drivers who had tested positive for Covid-19.
The refuse workers, employed by Serco on their contract for Milton Keynes council, were both drivers but worked on separate teams. Serco has been Milton Keynes’ waste collection partner since 2009.
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