Waste Stories 2/7/2018

 

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1.Funding for reduction of plastic waste

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £4 million in innovation projects to reduce the harm that plastics do to our environment and increase productivity and growth of the UK economy.

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2. Technical advisor with CESVI in Palestine

The project “Approccio integrato per una migliore gestione dei rifiuti, sensibilizzazione ambientale ed educazione ad un’alimentazione sana per i rifugiati dei campi di Nur Shams e Tulkarem” funded by AICS aims at improving the sanitary conditions of the population of Nur Shams and Tulkarem refugee camps, through an improved integrated waste management system and increased awareness of the importance of the protection of the environment.

In particular, this project aims at the achievement of the following results:
• Improved management of the waste collection service run by UNRWA for the two camps;
• Consolidation of the complementary waste collection system in the Nurshams camps, extension to Tulkarem camp and explore new opportunities for expansions;
• Improvement of the environmental consciousness and awareness of the beneficiaries of the Nurshams and Tulkarem refugee camps through training activities, awareness campaigns and promotion of healthier eating styles.

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3. Eyefficiency: the sustainability toolkit for cataract surgery

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare has been awarded another Seeing is Believing Innovation Fund* grant for the second phase of developing a web-based audit toolkit for measuring the triple bottom line of cataract surgery.

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4. Workshop on waste classification

The Group will be hosting a workshop on waste classification on 19 September 2018, in Sheffield.

To book, please click on the link here.

5. WM3: technical guidance – waste classification

This document provides guidance on waste classification. It is a comprehensive reference manual for anyone involved in producing, managing and regulating waste.

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