Waste Stories 2/9/2019

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. From Prestwich to Sierra Leone

After moving into the role in September last year, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Waste and Environmental Manager Gary Roberts talks us through how unused Trust furniture ended up finding a second home in Africa.

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2. Vacancy for Operational EHS Manager – Stericycle

As our Operational EHS Manager you’ll oversee compliance of Environment, Health & Safety regulations and requirements across multiple business locations. You’ll ensure incidents are properly entered into the EHS management system and appropriately reviewed for causal analysis and identify and support the implementation of corrective actions. You’ll complete internal ISO audits and regulatory assessments of our facilities ensuring compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety programs and regulatory permit requirements.

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3. Hazardous waste: consignee returns guidance (England)

How to send returns to the Environment Agency and waste producer if you receive or dispose of hazardous waste.

View the guidance here

4. Why NHS sustainability is about more than just the numbers

When it comes to the disposal of clinical waste in the NHS, the challenges for both the keepers of the purse-strings and the waste companies are many and varied.

The ever-increasing pressure both on (and from) Trusts to reduce spend has led to some waste companies cutting costs even further to win sought-after contracts, and we believe the inevitable consequence is that future waste infrastructure will suffer.

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5. Head of Service: Environment – Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council is seeking two Heads of Service to join its Neighbourhood Services Directorate to work closely together to oversee, develop and enhance the beautiful Environment that Cornwall Council and its many stakeholders care so passionately about:
  • Head of Environment Assets and Service
  • Head of Environmental Growth and Performance Services
The roles are defined to enable the development and enhancement of existing strategies and design fresh strategy and policies to tackle challenging emerging agendas such as climate change. There is also a need to translate strategic aspiration and council policy into operational service delivery by working closely with partners, contractors, town and parish council’s and volunteers.

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