Waste Stories 24/6/2019

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. 4.7M grant to boost plastics and textiles recycling

Two new grants have been unveiled to fund capital infrastructure projects in England which aim to help to drive up the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles.

The grants have been launched as part of the £18 million Resource Action Fund, launched by Defra in May 2019, and are focused on increasing reprocessing infrastructure for plastics and textiles.

The grants which will be managed by WRAP, will see these two sectors sharing up to £4.7 million, with applicants being able to apply for between £200,000 and £1 million.

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2. Major study finds no conclusive link to health risks from municipal incinerators

Researchers have found no link between exposure to emissions from municipal waste incinerators (MWIs) and infant deaths or reduced foetal growth.

However, they show living closer to the incinerators themselves is associated with a very small increase in the risk of some birth defects, compared to the general population.

But whether this is directly related to the incinerator or not remains unclear. The findings come from the largest and most comprehensive analysis to date of the effects of municipal waste incinerators (MWIs) on public health in the UK.

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3. CIWM partners with the University of Northampton for new MSc

CIWM has announced a partnership with the University of Northampton to help deliver an MSc Advanced Industrial Practice (Wastes Management) students.

The qualification is aimed specifically at those working in wastes management and who are already or would be eligible to become Chartered Waste Managers and who want to develop their expertise within their current profession.

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4. Funding for smart, local energy systems

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop clean, cheap local energy systems that create prosperous, resilient UK communities. This funding is from the ISCF’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge.

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5. Disposal of Hazardous and Clinical Waste (Ministry of Defence, IMOC, Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA))

DESA is currently looking to place a contract for Waste Management services to cover the Collection, Storage and Disposal of Hazardous and Clinical Waste at all Ministry of Defence (MOD) locations throughout the United Kingdom.The service will be provided by a single contractor on the basis of a cost to the Owner or Producer of the waste. It is envisaged that tasks under the contract will be initiated electronically via the Contracting, Procurement and Finance (CP&F) system and therefore the contractor will be required to connect to this system.

Location of contract

Any region

Published date

10 June 2019

Closing date

30 August 2019

Contract start date

01 January 2020

Contract end date

31 December 2022

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