Waste stories 22/2/2016

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1. Joint Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group and ISWA International conference (sponsored by Grundon Waste Management)

In conjunction with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the Group will be hosting an international conference on April 14 and 15, 2016. It will be held at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

One of the speakers will be Beatrice Giordani from the Newster Group. Beatrice is International Relations Manager at Newster Group – Italy. She has been an ISWA member since 2010 and is Vice Chair of the Working Group on Healthcare Waste since 2014.

Newster manufactures technology solutions for the sustainable management of healthcare waste, including “frictional heat treatment” technology for healthcare waste processing.

She will be presenting an evaluation of frictional heat treatment technology (FHT) , with an example of the technology by application of UNEP-IETC SAT criteria – A case study in the Republic of Sprksa.

The full programme can be found here: Programme – Feb 2016


Sponsors include: Daniels, Econix, GV Health, Frontier Medical Group, Newster, Sharpsmart, Cloud Sustainability and ISS Ltd. (Please contact Terry Tudor: terry.tudor@northampton.ac.uk, if you wish to sponsor)

Booking details can be found at: healthcare waste 2016 conference

2. Environmental Permitting Operators’ certificate

This CIWM course demonstrates operator competence to operate a permitted waste and resources facility for low risk tier sites, for example inert waste transfer or treatment, in-house storage, WEEE storage or MRS (dry scrap –no free flowing liquid).

Read more about the course here

3. Facilities’ manager’s job at Charlton Lane Hospital

Read details of the job here

4. Almost all English hospitals in deficit

Nearly every hospital in England is now in deficit as financial problems in the NHS threaten to spiral out of control. Of the 138 hospital trusts, just seven are still in surplus according to the 2015-16 third quarter accounts, which cover April to December.

Read the story here

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