Waste Stories 8/7/2019

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. Innovate UK Smart Grants for Game-changing or Disruptive R&D – New Round Imminent

The Innovate UK (IUK) Smart Grants provide an opportunity for businesses and research and technology organisations to apply for a grants to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy. Smart is the new name for IUK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme.

The competition provides funding for innovation research and development (R&D) from feasibility (including market research), through to technology or prototype testing and development stages up to (but not including) commercialisation.

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2. New EU framework to help organisations measure and disclose climate risks and impacts

The European Commission has published a new framework aimed at helping corporates and investors to calculate and disclose their climate-related risks and impacts, in a bid to help accelerate financial support for the low-carbon transition.

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3. Danone, Nestlé, Tetra Pak launch recycling credit scheme in bid to ‘jumpstart’ circular economy

3R initiative launched today by Danone, Veolia, Nestle and Tetra Pak will promote market-based systems to tackling waste

A coalition of leading consumer goods brands will today launch a new packaging waste initiative designed to leverage market-based solutions to the global plastics crisis.


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4. Waitrose & Partners sets new standard in refrigeration with 40% energy saving

Waitrose & Partners is set to reduce energy use in its stores by more than 40%, after introducing cutting-edge new technology in all new open-fronted fridge cabinets.

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5. New Resource- Plastics Toolkit for Hospitals

HCWH SE Asia has released a new resource, Mobilizing Health Care to Prevent Plastics Pollution: A Plastics Toolkit for Hospitals, as part of its Plastics in health care initiative.

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