Waste Stories 9/9/2019

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. Announcing the 2019 Climate Champions of the Health Care Climate Challenge

Health Care Without Harm is pleased to announce the 2019 Climate Champions of the Health Care Climate Challenge. This year, we are honored to recognize the largest group of award winners in the history of the Climate Challenge: over 40 participating institutions from 15 countries (including Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, and the SDU).

These hospitals, health systems and health organizations are at the forefront of the transformation to climate-smart health care around the world. Our Climate Champions are achieving significant reductions to their carbon footprint, developing low-carbon models of care, adapting to stand resilient to a changing climate and advocating for policies to protect the future health of the planet.

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2. New Sharpsmart website

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3. Vacancy for an Operational Waste Manager – NHS Scotland

The Operational Waste Manager role will be based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), but the role will cover all sites across NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. You will manage and oversee the implementation of operational waste management & minimisation across all acute and partnership sites by managing waste contracts on behalf of the Board to ensure appropriate and timely collection of all wastes produced by GG&C. You will work alongside Site Facilities, Sustainability, Procurement and Finance; to review procedures and process invoices for payment by developing and issuing monthly reports on waste arising and spend against the waste contract to senior management. Investigate where appropriate spikes in waste and resolve poor practices via training and development.

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4. Consultancy for the Development Sustainable Procurement Index for Health (SPIH) with Indicators and Methods for Data Collection

UNDP and SPHS member agencies seeks consultancy to develop the Sustainable Procurement Index for Health (SPIH).

This is as a globally established, recognized and adaptable measurement tool for policy makers, manufacturers, suppliers, procurers, and health care facilities end users.

This tool 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. 

We hereby invite you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject.

The deadline is 27 September 2019.

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5. Vacancy for Waste and Resources Manager – Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Waste and Resources Manager. Working as part of the multi-award winning Energy & Sustainability team you will provide strategic and operational leadership for waste and resources management across the Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to help drive forward the sustainability agenda in a large multi-site organisation and make a real difference.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive waste and resources strategy covering all areas of activity, playing an integral role in ensuring waste compliance and delivering our ambitious SDMP (Sustainable Development Management Plan). You will proactively communicate and promote the Trust’s activities, and educate and engage staff in this agenda.

The successful applicant will have strategic and operational waste management experience, and ideally this will be within the healthcare sector. You will possess detailed knowledge of waste legislation, a track record of delivering improvement initiatives with tangible outcomes, and the ability to manage a variable and challenging workload.

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