Waste Stories 1/10/2018


The healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. Supporting EU staff in the NHS

In this podcast Caroline Waterfield from NHS Employers explores the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) and what employers in the NHS can do to support their EU staff.

To listen to the podcast, 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. NHS and PHE footprint for the English NHS and healthcare system

NHS and PHE publish World first carbon, air pollution and resource footprint for English NHS and health care system. With recommendations for how to reduce impacts.
To read the report, click here


4. CIWM launches Health and Safety campaign

Individual awareness and behaviour change is at the heart of a new CIWM health and safety (H&S) campaign that was recently launched. Spearheaded by CIWM’s Health, Safety & Wellbeing Special Interest Group (SIG), the aim is to get CIWM members to question their own approach to health and safety and to encourage them to consider H&S issues on a daily basis as part of normal operations.

View details here 

5. EU mandatory content requirement for plastics possible

With the UK likely to adopt the EU’s Circular Economy measures in its forthcoming Waste and Resources Strategy, Jeff Cooper reports on a European event which also heard that mandatory recycled content for plastics could become an EU requirement.

For more information, click here

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