Waste Stories 26/2/2018


The Waste and Resources Research Group

1. ISWA international workshop on the management of healthcare waste

For more information, click here

2. 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.

Only 3 spaces left. To book, click here

3. European Commission: Public consultation on EU funds in the area of strategic infrastructure – closes 8 March 2018

In 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU’s long–term budget.  The Commission’s proposals will be designed to make it possible for the EU to deliver on the things that matter most, in areas where it can achieve more than Member States acting alone. This requires a careful assessment both of what has worked well in the past and what could be improved in the future. This consultation is an integral part of the process and its objective is to collect the views of all interested parties on how to make the most of every euro of the EU budget.  Questionnaire for responses is available here.

4. WRAP: Expressions of interest for the Food Waste Reduction Fund

WRAP is delighted to announce that we are now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Food Waste Reduction Fund. This £500,000 fund is provided by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

The aim of the Fund is to help avoid surplus food produced by food businesses from becoming waste, by enabling Not-for-Profit (NfP) organisations across England to redistribute more of this food to people in need. To be eligible, NfP’s applying will need to demonstrate they plan to work in partnership with food businesses such as retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, food service and logistics companies.

The programme will award grants ranging in value from £20,00075,000 for new projects that can be piloted and evaluated and, if successful, can then be replicated and implemented more widely.

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5. Guide to misclassification of waste

The guide “Misclassification of Waste and How You Can Avoid It” was compiled by members of the waste and resources sector – Waste Classification Group, led by CIWM and the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and supported by the Environment Agency. Click here for the guide.

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