Waste Stories 16/9/2019

1. Vacancy for Estate Manager – National Trust

The National Trust takes care of some of the nation’s most treasured landscapes and protecting their health, beauty and value is at the core of our ten-year strategy.

The Trusts North regional portfolio includes substantial areas of the upland of England. In the Lake District, the 52,000 hectares owned by the Trust represents about 20% of our total landholding. This includes England’s highest mountain and deepest lake.

As an Estate Manager you’ll be a leader in delivering the modern, progressive land management approach we need to deliver our objectives

Interviews will be held on 26th September 2019 at Grasmere

View details here

2. Rushlight Awards 2019/20

The Rushlight Awards are in their 13th year, recognizing the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. They are the only independent set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations, programmes, installations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally.

There are 25 separate categories covering renewable energy, clean fuels and transport, energy efficiency, power generation, green products and services, sustainable agriculture, forestry and biodiversity, water, waste and resources, sustainable manufacturing and services and environmental measurement and management. There is a category for any technology, innovation, programme or initiative that reduces the environmental footprint of energy, transport, industry and everyday life.

The Rushlight Awards are open to all types of organisation at any stage of corporate development, including individual inventors, early stage companies, charities, universities, SMEs, quoted companies and multinationals.

For more information and to enter, click here

3. Health Care Without Harm global report on climate change

Hospitals, health systems and their supply chains in the United States, China, and collectively the countries of the European Union, comprise more than half of health care’s worldwide emissions. And while vastly differing in scale, every nation’s health sector directly and indirectly releases greenhouse gases as it delivers care.

Establishing the first-ever estimate of health care’s global climate footprint, the new report estimates that health care’s footprint is equivalent to 4.4% of global net emissions (2 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent).

To put this in perspective, global health care emissions are equivalent to the annual greenhouse gases produced by 514 coal-fired power plants.

To read the report, click here

4. SEPA consultation – waste data

We’re changing today, creating a world-class organisation fit for the challenges of tomorrow, including producing information and evidence that people use to make decisions. As environmental issues become more central to health, well-being and sustainable economic growth, environmental information should be needed more to make decisions that achieve all three objectives. If our information and advice is top-quality, people will use it in their decision-making; it will not just ‘raise awareness’.

Read more here

5. Hazardous waste consignment note guidance

What information the consignment note must contain, who has to complete each part and when it has to be completed.

Read more here


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