Waste Stories 9/4/2018


The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. 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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2. Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships provide the opportunity for companies to provide long term training focused on making real changes to how individuals perform at work. Recent changes to apprenticeships and the introduction of a levy, paid by all organisations in the UK with a wage bill of more than £3m, has generated greater interest in apprenticeships than ever before.

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3. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) schemes link businesses with a university and a graduate to work on a specific project, which will enable businesses to grow and be innovative. The goal is to transfer expert know-how and skills into the company, and provide new challenges and ideas to the University.

The University of Northampton has access to the expertise and funding to support KTPs.

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4. Rushlight Summer Showcase

The Rushlight Summer Showcase brings together over cleantech developers and sustainable solution providers, active European investors & financiers, corporate venturers, government departments, consultants, intermediaries, advisers and businesses looking to source suppliers and partners for an improved level of sustainability in their supply chain and operations.

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5. Best practice: the local authority procurement toolkit: 8/5/2018

A best practice sharing session, with speakers from SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and Ricardo, who will be walking you through their guidelines for efficient procuring of services and solutions. This best practice guide, which draws on insights from local authority officers, waste management companies, financial and legal advisors will help you plan for your next procurement process to minimise delays, avoid common pitfalls and reduce your expenditure. If you are getting ready for procuring collection, cleansing or recyclates contract in the next three years, this informative webinar session is for you.

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