Waste Stories 24/9/2018

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1.The Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) Inception Workshop report

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) have officially launched the new Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) Inception Workshop Report.

Funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), SHiPP aims to reduce the harm to people and the environment caused by the manufacture, use and disposal of medical products and by the implementation of health programs.

To view the report, click here

2. Workshop on waste classification

The Group will be hosting a workshop on waste classification on the 15th November 2018, in Sheffield. For more details and to book, click here

3. Toolkit to ‘drive value’ in procuring waste services

A new toolkit, produced by Ricardo and sponsored by waste and recycling specialist SUEZ, provides UK local authorities a blueprint for creating waste service procurement strategies that drive contractors to deliver high performance, innovation and value for residents.

To view the toolkit, click here

4. The Healthcare Sustainable Purchasing Index (HCSP)

The HCSP Index is a cloud-based solution providing healthcare systems and their suppliers with powerful analytics to accelerate the contracting and purchasing of products that deliver on clinical outcomes, cost savings, and positively contribute to the health of their communities and the environment.

For more information, click here

5. Cooling the London Underground to power Islington’s heating network

The Metropolitan Integrated Cooling and Heating (MICAH) project, funded by Innovate UK looks into the feasibility of transferring waste heat from London Underground to Islington Borough Council’s district heating network.

The lead participant in the project consortium is the London Underground Ltd, whose network has expanded to 11 lines, and in 2016–17 carried 1.379 billion passengers, making it the world’s 11th busiest metro system. The 11 lines collectively handle approximately 4.8 million passengers a day. The London Underground (LU) team work alongside the London Borough of Islington (LBI), with academic and research expertise from London South Bank University (LSBU).

Read more here


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