Waste Stories 19/2/2018

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. Letsrecycle Awards for Excellence

The Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management aim to recognise innovation, dedication and success in recycling and sustainable waste management in the UK.

The Awards will take place on the 10th May 2018 at the luxurious, five-star Landmark Hotel in London.

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2. Salix Energy Efficiency Loans (SEELS) Programme

Financial assistance is available to public sector organisations in the UK to support energy efficiency measures and technologies that will reduce carbon emissions.

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3. Half day workshop on remanufacturing/repair/reuse and single use in the healthcare sector

This half-day workshop which is sponsored by Grundon Waste Management Ltd, will focus on the remanufacturing/repair/reuse of bulky items, as well as the effective management of single use items in healthcare facilities. There will be short presentations from Alan Armstrong from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Karl Sheehan from Sharpsmart. Following the presentations, there will be the opportunity for discussion and the sharing of information. These discussions will be facilitated by Anne Woolridge and Maria Mahon. A light lunch will be served at the end.

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4. Calls for greater partnership between councils and the NHS

An influential social care director in England has today called on councils to work with NHS trusts and be “equal partners” in order to drive better care outcomes across the country.

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5. Environment Agency: revised guidance replacing RPS025

The Environment Agency has been developing guidance on consignment controls that apply to businesses that remove waste where the premises is less clearly defined.  This guidance has been developed to replace the regulatory position statement RPS 025 that ceased to apply when premises notification was removed in 2015. The Environment Agency are providing reduced consignment requirements while a new tracking system is being developed.

To respond to customer requests, there have been additional changes to the consignment note guidance, to the rejection procedures guidance and to consignee return guidance, to provide clarity and reduce ambiguity.

For more information click on the three links below:

Supplementary guidance

Rejected loads guidance

Consignment note guidance

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