Waste Stories 31/10/2016


10th anniversary

1. Grundon to support the Group’s student work shadow programme

Grundon has become the second organisation, after Bywaters to offer to provide work shadowing opportunities for a student. The student will spend two days with the Grundon team at Colnbrook. The work shadow is scheduled to take place in March 2017.

Funding is also available through the University/Santander to support students to undertake four weeks of part time work, at no expense to the SME. Any organisation that is interested in either the work shadow or longer term scheme can contact Terry Tudor (terry.tudor@northampton.ac.uk).

2. Summary of the Environment Agency’s regulatory work April 2015 – March 2016

This document reports on the Environment Agency’s regulation work for April 2015 – March 2016, it provides facts and statistics about emissions to air; serious pollution incidents; compliance with environmental permits and enforcement action taken when businesses don’t comply.

View the document here

3. HSE consultation on risk assessment

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) wants to make some changes to the current risk assessment guidance and want to hear your views before it is published.  The proposed changes are highlighted in a core leaflet and there is a brief questionnaire to complete.

Read more here

4. Lakeside EfW to relocate following Heathrow expansion decision

Following the announcement from the government that its preferred option for airport expansion is Heathrow’s third runway, Lakeside Energy from Waste in Berkshire will seek to relocate.

Lakeside Energy from Waste Ltd will now seek to ensure the Lakeside Energy from Waste facility – and the associated waste management and recycling facilities within the Colnbrook complex – can be relocated on a like for like basis at a nearby suitable site, with minimal disruption, as soon as possible.

Read the full story here

5. ISWA conference on biowaste and plastics

The ISWA European Group is organising a conference from 10 am – 5 pm on 14 November 2016, in Brussels, with the title: “Circular Economy: the role of Biowaste and Plastics”.

Read more here



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