I spent part of today back in the classroom. I had the pleasure of accompanying a client who was delivering an environmental lesson to school pupils as part of a local initiative they developed – the Circular Economy Challenge.

The client, Veolia, is the world’s largest resource recovery firm, but their localised approach, and their willingness to take an environmental message out into communities, beyond their customer base, is commendable.

More businesses should follow the Veolia lead and engage with communities. I know the pupils loved learning about waste recovery, and seeing what would usually be discarded, being turned into a new product.

We have worked with Veolia for many years on projects just like this. Hopefully one or two of the pupils will turn out to be environmental champions of the future.

Iain McMenemy