Waste Stories 18/2/2019

Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1.Biffa acquires specialist Waste Recycling Limited

Integrated waste management company Biffa has announced that it has today (12 March) acquired Specialist Waste Recycling Limited (‘SWRNewstar’), from a consortium of investors including Angus MacDonald OBE.

Read more here

2. Additional time to enter the Letsrecycle.com 2019 Awards for Excellence

Following a late surge in demand, the deadline for entries to letsrecycle.com’s 2019 Awards for Excellence has been extended to March 20.

Local authorities, businesses, individuals, and waste and recycling companies will now have extra time to submit an entry into the wide-ranging awards scheme, which covers 16 categories.

Organised by letsrecycle.com, the annual celebration of hard work and innovation in the waste sector will take place at the five-star Landmark Hotel in the heart of London on 9 May.

For more information, click here

3. Tender for the collection, transfer and treatment of clinical waste and dead animals: Leicestershire County Council

The Authority is seeking to appoint a single contractor to:
(i) Provide and site Containers (wheeled bins) for the Collection of the Clinical Waste from the Collection Point(s). The Specification for Containers is detailed in the draft contract attached as Schedule 2 but any queries can be made through clarifications until the deadline for questions.
(ii) Collect the filled Containers (and replace with empty Containers) and collect Dead Animals on a weekly basis unless otherwise requested by the Authority. The Contractor shall collect the Containers/Dead Animals within twenty four hours of being requested.
(iii) Transfer the Waste collected in the Containers and the Dead Animals to one or more Treatment Sites to be provided by the Contractor.
(iv) Provide one or more Delivery Points where the Authority and those authorised by the Authority can deliver Waste that has not been collected by the contractor.
(v) Treat (high temperature clinical waste incineration) and dispose of the Waste.

Contact name: Helen Tasker


County Hall

Telephone: +44 1163050688

Email: helen.tasker@leics.gov.uk

4. SPHS Member Agencies seek a consultancy firm to develop the Sustainable Procurement Index for Health

The Index will provide an incentive for entities to improve their environmental and social sustainability record. No such measurement tool currently exists to monitor; (I) Greenhouse gas emissions, (II) resource depletion (water, energy and material consumption), (III) chemical/toxic impact on human health and the environment (IV) human, labour rights and gender equality.

Deadline 22 March 2019. For more information, click here

5. Brexit: latest updates from NHS Confederation and NHS England

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