Many businesses had to find and then dust off their Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) when the Covid 19 crises hit. Many found that they were not drafted to deal with a pandemic or at least not one as prolonged as what we're still encountering. For the waste management industry BCPs have been particularly crucial as it's not an industry that we can shut down. In this article, Paul Frith takes a closer look at the Waste industry and BCPs.
One aspect that has come across from the Pandemic has been the robustness of the key services albeit with massive challenges to officers, crews and contractors to deal with the staffing issues, social distancing and supply chain problems. Implicit in some of the comments above is that the BCP / DRPs are tending to consider interventions as being short term, however just because waste services can sustain short impacts and can flex resource towards the most important functions, they still require due contingency for longer term challenges like the current pandemic.