Waste Stories 12/8/2019

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. GGHH Asia Conference 2019: Singapore

Health Care Without Harm Southeast Asia, GGHH and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital are pleased to host the 2019 GGHH Asia Conference in Singapore, 8-10 October 2019.

The theme of the 5th GGHH Asia Conference is: Towards sustainable, climate-resilient Asian health care.

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2. DEFRA publishes Resources Strategy consultation responses

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published its position on a range of environmental issues and has published its much-anticipated response to its Resources and Waste Strategy for England consultations.

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3. Vacancy for a Facilities/Environmental Compliance Officer at Kings College NHS Foundation Trust

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as our Facilities Officer (Waste & Environmental Compliance) to join our Team. The post holder will be responsible to audit and implement the requirements of our Waste Policy to ensure the Trust is fully compliant with the Waste Regulations.

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4. Vacancy for Head of Health and Safety/Fire Management at Barts Health NHS Trust

We are looking for a Head of Health & Safety, to join our Compliance & Risk Team situated within the Estates and Facilities Directorate.

The post holder will be responsible for the systematic identification, recording, evaluation of risks arising from non-compliance with statutory legislation relating to the management of Health & Safety within the organisation and to minimise the Trust exposure to those risks.

This will include the delivery of an effective and efficient service to the Trust capable of demonstrating high levels of compliance with health, safety, fire and environmental legislation.

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5. Scottish Resources Awards

Have you completed a successful resources and waste project, or do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the sector? The upcoming Scottish Resources Awards offer a unique opportunity for public, private and third-sector organisations to receive national recognition for their work in resource management.
Taking place during the Scottish Resources Conference 2019, the awards are dedicated to recognising innovation across the sector, with categories such as ‘Best Circular Economy Initiative’, ‘Best Food Waste Initiative’, and ‘Best Communications and Campaign Award’ open for entries.

If you are interested in entering an award, you may wish to refer to this helpful guide, which includes tips on how to prepare, draft and submit your application. Full details of each award and the corresponding entry criteria can be found here.
The deadline for entries is Friday 23 August 2019 and all shortlisted applicants will receive a free ticket to the awards ceremony, taking place in Perth Concert Hall on 2 October 2019.

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