Waste Stories 12/3/2018


The Waste and Resources Research Group

1. Industry experts back separate food waste collections

Mike Falconer Hall, organics programme manager at WRAP, has endorsed the case for separate food waste collections at the National Food Waste Conference in London.

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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.

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3. WEEE collection target missed

Statistics published by Defra have suggested that the 2017 collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been missed, with compliance schemes expecting a ‘seven figure’ compliance fee.

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4. DEFRA – resource efficiency survey

DEFRA wishes to identify and estimate opportunities for financial and environmental savings through material resource efficiency (e.g. waste prevention, reuse and recycling) in the metals, chemicals and construction sectors, with a view to guide policies in the forthcoming Government Strategy on Resources and Waste, and to support government ambition in doubling resource productivity by 2050, as published in the Industrial Strategy.

DEFRA are interested in successful projects/case studies to reduce waste, failed initiatives and reasons for failure, remaining potential to further reduce waste and increase yield and what it would take in terms of economics, technology and government policy to realise that potential.

Examples might include re-design of products, process efficiency improvements, material substitution, improved material re-use and recycling, etc.

Any information you can supply in this survey will help Defra to target future policy and assistance as effectively as possible

5. Warp-it reuse workshops

Warp-it is hosting a series of workshops across the UK to enable reuse to become mainsteam.

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