Waste Stories 23/4/2018


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. World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28 April 2018

Generation Safe & Healthy. The campaign aims to accelerate action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.8 of safe and secure working environments for all workers by 2030. The SafeDay campaign highlights the critical importance of addressing the challenges and improving safety and health of young workers

3. World Federation of Occupational Therapists publication

Launch of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) publication ‘Sustainability Matters: Guiding Principles for Sustainability in Occupational Therapy Practice, Education and Scholarship’. You can download a copy freely from the WFOT Resource Centre.

To access the publication, click here (choose publications)

 4. Allied Healthcare: homecare provider seeks rescue plan

One of the biggest providers of UK home care is in financial difficulty. Allied Healthcare, which employs 8,700 people to look after elderly and vulnerable patients, is set to file for protection from its creditors due to a “highly challenging environment”.

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5. £25M Investment Scheme, Climate-Positive sack will reduce packaging waste

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has launched a project to determine viable strategies for recycling multi-material flexible plastic packaging currently being discarded as hospital waste. Working with researchers at the Plastics Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), the project will involve blending trials and material analysis as well as identifying potential end-market applications for the resulting recycled products.

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