Waste Stories 25/09/2017

 

1. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Speakers will include:

Celia Jackson from Severn Trent Waster. Celia has worked in Engineering Operations for over 30 years, moved to Severn Trent Water in 2011 taking on the role of Network Manager looking after the sewers in Birmingham and Wolverhampton areas. This built a real interest in sewer misuse and protecting our customers from blockages and flooding. Following this worked as Commercial Waste Manager controlling the discharges of waste into our sewer network with Commercial bodies. Now Project Delivery Lead in Innovation team managing projects to tackle Sewer misuse

Kevan Wallace who is the Assistant Hotel Services Manager – Catering at Frimley Park Hospital and Heatherwood Hospital Ascot part of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey and former National Chairman of The Hospital Caterers Association. Kevan has worked in the hospitality sector for over 45 years, starting out in hotel management. He then transferred to working in contract catering, working at a wide range of organisations. For the past 26 years, he has worked in the NHS, initial at Guys Hospital and in August 1996 joined Frimley Park Hospital. A great believer in the best possible food for patients as part of their care programme, with various Government initiatives has raised the public’s awareness of the importance of hospital meals and its contribution to patient recovery and well-being.

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2. Plans for 2018

In 2018, the Group will be hosting two training workshops, and will also again be running its student experience programme. More details to follow….

3. Local Partnerships

Local Partnerships, which is a joint venture between  HM Treasury and the Local Government Association (LGA), delivers specialist support for a wide range of infrastructure programmes including delivering efficiencies in waste services for the north west, north east, Yorkshire and the Humber, west midlands and the east of England.

Find out more here

4. Introductory Guide to new Medical Device Regulations launched

The interactive guide will help new and experienced manufacturers navigate their obligations under new EU regulations on medical devices. It provides information on the new EU Regulations for Medical devices (MDR) and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR) including producing significantly more performance evidence, which will need to be updated throughout the life cycle of the device.

5. NHS Sustainability Roadshow- London

Join us for FREE at the first NHS Sustainability Roadshow of the 2018 Campaign. The conference will address how the NHS can take advantage of sustainable development. This includes presentations on:

  • Funding energy efficiency
  • Creating a reuse system in your estate and reducing waste
  • Utilising leadership 
  • Estate rationalisation 

Speakers include:

Joe Garrod, Regional Programme Manager, one Public Estate

Teresa Agudo, Sustainability Officer, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England

For more information, click here or email jacqueline@4allofus.org.uk 

Waste Stories 18/9/2017

 

1. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Speakers will include:

Sarah Wakefield from the Co-op. Sarah’s work as food sustainability manager is split into three pillars – responsible sourcing of ingredients, low resource-use manufacturing and sustainable customer choice. Her aim is to make responsible business work for people throughout the supply chain and conserve our natural resources, to ensure we have delicious healthy food choices in the future. The Co-op is the UK’s largest consumer co-operative and as a member owned ethical business has often led the way in these areas.

Vanessa Kelly who is the Executive Officer of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership.  Vanessa works on behalf of the Districts, Boroughs and County Council of Northamptonshire as they work collaboratively to manage waste in a sustainable manner to meet the current and future needs of the Northamptonshire Communities. Her presentation will outline the work undertaken by the authorities of Northamptonshire, individually and as a Partnership to tackle and make best use of the food waste generated by householders in the county.  This will include the measures taken to reduce food waste, details of the food waste collection services offered and the government funded food waste incentive scheme which the Partnership launched in 2015.  Vanessa will provide details of the work which has been done to promote and encourage these services and the results which have been achieved. 

Early bird registration closes on September 20. Book now by clicking here

2. Carbon Trust to run £9.2m industrial energy efficiency initiative

The four-year Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) aims to lower costs and increase the number of available energy efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors, through demonstration of energy-saving near to market innovations. Co-funding of between £150,000 and £1 million is available to technology developers and industrial companies.

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3. Innovate UK funded workshops for low-carbon organisations

The Business Growth Hub of Innovate UK has put together a tailored programme of masterclasses designed to suit leaders, owners and managers of busy, small companies working in or supplying to the low carbon or environmental sector. The fully funded classes are designed to provide businesses with practical advice, case studies and take home tools which can be implemented immediately in their business.

For more information click here

4. Food waste regulations in the UK

See the regulations here

5. NHS Digital destruction and disposal of sensitive data

Good Practice Guidelines version 3.2 were issued in January 2017. Section 9.5 on page 14 requires paper to be shredded onsite, prior to disposal or removal. If you have any comments on this, please send them in writing to kim.mynard@ciwm.co.uk by 13 October, 2017.

 

Waste Stories 11/9/2017

1. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Speakers will include:

Alison Wilson who is a General Manager working in the Estates and Facilities Division at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) and has worked in the NHS for 12 years. CHFT were one of three Trusts to work alongside the Soil Association focusing on Food for Life in a Healthcare setting initiative and were the first Trust to opt into non-compulsory CQUIN target (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation) focusing on delivering improvements to patient food.  Alison led the project on behalf of the Trust alongside other key stakeholders (Councils, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health-watch and ISS) which involved delivering a reduction in patient meal wastage.  The presentation will describe how CHFT achieved their CQUIN targets. 

Dr Jane Gilbert from Carbon Clarity. Jane is a chartered environmentalist (CEnv) and waste management professional (MCIWM), and has been involved in the organics recycling sector for over twenty years. She is the former chief executive of the Composting Association/Association for Organics Recycling and co-founder of the European Compost Network, and is currently vice chair of the International Solid Waste Association’s Biological Treatment Working Group. She is also an active member of their Task Force on Resource Management, the European Group and Science & Technical Committee, working on the role of organics within a circular economy.

Early bird registration closes on September 20. Book now by clicking here

2. UK forum for supply chain sustainability

Following last year’s successful event, the Carbon Trust is proud to announce the date for this free-to-attend, one-day conference in association with Loughborough University London providing a platform to:

  • Learn from world leading industries, academic experts and thought leaders (including Velux, The LEGO Group, O2, University of Cambridge, University of Sheffield and Loughborough University)
  • Integrate knowledge and perspectives through interactive round table panel discussion
  • Share collective experience, knowledge and best practices from across sectors
  • Collaborate, network and identify opportunities with the subject matter experts in business, government, academia and NGO organisations

For more information click here

3. Proposal for the introduction of a new UN number and packaging for infectious waste

The UN Sub-Committee has produced a formal paper proposing to introduce a new UN number and packaging instructions for Category A infectious waste.

More details can be found here

4. Survey on training workshops in 2018

The Group is planning on hosting training workshops in 2018. However, we would like some feedback with regards to what topics you would most like. Therefore, could you click on the link below and complete the short survey, by Friday September 8, please?

To complete the survey click here

5. OPRA webinar for CIWM members

The Compliance Team from the Environment Agency are hosting a webinar on the 21 September 2017, 12:30 – 13.30 for CIWM members. The webinar will cover the proposed changes to regulation of EPR permits from OPRA to Performance Based Regulation.

Sign up here

Waste Stories 4/9/2017

1. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Speakers will include:

Mike Falconer-Hall from WRAP, who will outline The Food Waste Recycling Action Plan which represents the food waste recycling industry’s collective response to address key challenges faced. Mike joined WRAP in 2005 and has worked on a number of different programmes helping address the barriers to recover and recycle materials in the municipal, commercial and industrial waste streams. He is now the Programme Manager for WRAP’s Organics programme focussing on improving food waste collections and getting more value from food waste.

Professor Shahin Rahimifard from Loughborough University will discuss technological innovations for food waste valorisation (including the extraction of compounds from food waste streams that can be reused in new food products), across the supply chain

Shahin is from the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough University. His work is focused on sustainability issues within ‘Life Cycle Engineering’, including projects on sustainable product design, low carbon manufacturing, sustainable business and consumption models, product service systems, and product end-of-life management, recovery, reuse and recycling technologies.

Early bird registration closes on September 20. Book now by clicking here

2. Business Green Technology Awards 2017

The BusinessGreen Technology Awards will celebrate the UK’s most exciting and innovative clean technologies. Entry criteria:

Innovation: The technology must offer a unique and innovative solution to an environmental challenge

Scalability: The technology must have the potential to reach a significant market

Demonstrable success: The technology must be able to demonstrate quantifiable benefits

There are numerous categories from technology to R&D, marketing to investor campaigns. Deadline for entries Fri, 6 Oct, 5pm

To register click here

3. SEPA consults on increasing the charges for non-compliance

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is consulting on linking compliance directly to the calculation of charges, a move that will see non-compliant operators pay more.

Read more here

4. Survey on training workshops in 2018

The Group is planning on hosting training workshops in 2018. However, we would like some feedback with regards to what topics you would most like. Therefore, could you click on the link below and complete the short survey, by Friday September 8, please?

To complete the survey click here

5. CIWM webinars

CIWM have a programme of Member webinars throughout the year. These are remotely hosted so you can attend from anywhere via a computer, tablet or smartphone. CIWM Member Webinars are held on a variety of sector specific subjects as well as current ‘hot topics’ and updates within the Waste & Resource sector.

For more information click here

Waste Stories 29/8/2017

 

1. Wales announces priorities for its natural resources policy

Wales has published its new Natural Resources Policy (NRP), the second major milestone in the implementation of the ground-breaking Environment (Wales) Act, highlighting renewable energy and resource efficiency among the priorities.

For  more information click here

2. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Why should you attend?:

  • The monies from the event will be used to fund the Group’s activities to facilitate future entrants into the sector, including student work shadowing opportunities
  • Presentations will cover a range of topics including exciting new products, such as bioplastics and surfactants; supply chain management; and policy and legislative updates
  • You will have the opportunity to network with stakeholders from both public and private sector organisations
  • You can arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with a business support officer to explore business support and funding opportunities for your organisation

Book 5 spaces and get 1 free. Book now by clicking here

 3. European Council: Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment – Council and Parliament reach a deal

The Council and the European Parliament recently reached a provisional agreement on a proposal for a revised directive concerning the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Read more here

4. Survey on training workshops in 2018

The Group is planning on hosting training workshops in 2018. However, we would like some feedback with regards to what topics you would most like. Therefore, could you click on the link below and complete the short survey, by Friday September 8, please?

To complete the survey click here

5. Vacancy for a waste management specialist with CESVI

CESVI is looking for a waste management specialist for a 5 month-consultancy in Tajikistan. Deadline for applications is the 18 September.

For more details click here

Waste Stories 21/8/2017

 

1. Webinar on ‘Ensuring fair-play in the global health supply chains’ (August 23)

This first United Nations informal Inter Agency Task Team webinar on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS) is relevant to all those active in the healthcare supply chain – from producers to purchasers. In particular, it is aimed at assisting procurement teams planning to institute sustainability initiatives to think through how they can include a wide diversity of suppliers in these sustainability initiatives. It will explain the benefits of ensuring actions which are inclusive of all, allowing small and medium enterprises to meet new standards. It will also cover supplier development and how procuring entities can engage with suppliers and manufacturers to understand the challenges they face and how they can work jointly to identify opportunities to integrate sustainability in the supply chain.

To register click here

2. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Why should you attend?:

  • The monies from the event will be used to fund the Group’s activities to facilitate future entrants into the sector, including student work shadowing opportunities
  • Presentations will cover a range of topics including exciting new products, such as bioplastics and surfactants; supply chain management; and policy and legislative updates
  • You will have the opportunity to network with stakeholders from both public and private sector organisations
  • You can arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with a business support officer to explore business support and funding opportunities for your organisation

Book 5 spaces and get 1 free. Book now by clicking here

3. Survey on training workshops in 2018

The Group is planning on hosting training workshops in 2018. However, we would like some feedback with regards to what topics you would most like. Therefore, could you click on the link below and complete the short survey, by Friday September 8, please?

To complete the survey click here

4. EU Regulation amending HP14 (ecotoxicity) published

The EU Council Regulation on HP14 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  The Regulation will enter into force next year on 5 July 2018.

View the publication here

5. Over £38 of Salix funding used to install CHP across the UK public sector

Over £38 million of Salix interest-free loans have been used for the installation of combined heat and power (CHP) to provide high efficiency heat and power generation to UK public sector buildings, bringing estimated annual savings of over £10 million on energy bills. Last year saw a record number of these Salix funded CHP projects completing, with a total of £14 million of funding utilised throughout the public sector.

Read more here

Waste Stories 14/8/2017

 

1. Vacancy for a Chair of Sustainability West Midlands

Sustainability West Midlands is recruiting for a new Chair – closing date 29 September: We’re looking for an individual to build on the strong leadership established by our current Chair, Peter Braithwaite. You’ll help take us to the next stage in our growth as an organisation and the impact we have in creating a more sustainable future for the West Midlands. You’ll provide the equivalent of up to two days per month to help us harness our unique profile and strong track record as the independent and cross-sector sustainability adviser to the leaders in the West Midlands. In return you will be offered a unique opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a lasting difference to the future of the West Midlands and its 5 million citizens.

For more information click here

2. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Why should you attend?:

  • The monies from the event will be used to fund the Group’s activities to facilitate future entrants into the sector, including student work shadowing opportunities
  • Presentations will cover a range of topics including exciting new products, such as bioplastics and surfactants; supply chain management; and policy and legislative updates
  • You will have the opportunity to network with stakeholders from both public and private sector organisations
  • You can arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with a business support officer to explore business support and funding opportunities for your organisation

Book 5 spaces and get 1 free. Book now by clicking here

3. A good or bad year for contractors?

Two big pieces of news in the contracting world were of course the changes to IR35 in the public sector, and the more recent Taylor Report…

Read more here

4. SBRI funding competition: business productivity portal

Innovate UK is to invest up to £500,000 to develop solutions that provide businesses with access to information on improving productivity. These solutions will help businesses at all levels – leaders, management and employees – access new opportunities to improve productivity levels where they work.

Innovate UK is looking for proposals for feasibility studies on the:

  • technical solution
  • commercialisation plan for taking the solution into the market
  • possible commercial models

For more information, click here

5. CIWM’ Sustainability and Resource Awards (deadline for entries: September 1)

Find out more here

 

 

Waste Stories 7/8/2017

1. The SDU’s Health Outcomes Travel Tool (HOTT)

The SDU’s Health Outcomes of Travel Tool (HOTT) helps NHS organisations measure the impact their travel and transport has in environmental, financial and health terms. An innovative tool it allows the quantification of impacts from different travel sources to allow the creation of a plan and targeted initiatives to reduce the NHS’s impact from travel and transport.

Read more here

2. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Why should you attend?:

  • The monies from the event will be used to fund the Group’s activities to facilitate future entrants into the sector, including student work shadowing opportunities
  • Presentations will cover a range of topics including exciting new products, such as bioplastics and surfactants; supply chain management; and policy and legislative updates
  • You will have the opportunity to network with stakeholders from both public and private sector organisations
  • You can arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with a business support officer to explore business support and funding opportunities for your organisation

Book 5 spaces and get 1 free. Book now by clicking here

3. Your business is food – don’t throw it away

A campaign to help food businesses save money and boost profits by being more efficient with food.  The campaign has been developed with WRAP under the Courtauld Commitment 2025.  A resource pack is available which includes starter pack, tracking sheets, calculator, checklists and case studies.

For more information click here

4. Vacancy for CIWM Technical Officer

This interesting and busy role provides technical advice to members, the sector and relevant committees.  You will also liaise with trainers and internal departments to ensure that CIWM standards are maintained, and be involved as a point of contact for technical and education/training guidance, produce reports, assess materials and workshops, and check/contribute to the Website and weekly newsletter.

Details here

5. Government funding for electric vehicle-to-grid technologies

Up to £20 million is available from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – working with the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK – to fund projects that investigate new business models, consumer awareness and technologies that support interaction between electric vehicles and the grid.

View details here

 

Waste Stories 31/7/2017

 

1. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Why should you attend?:

  • The monies from the event will be used to fund the Group’s activities to facilitate future entrants into the sector, including student work shadowing opportunities
  • It will provide practical recommendations for sustainably managing food waste
  • You will have the opportunity to network with stakeholders from a range of public and private sector organisations
  • You can arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with a business support officer to explore business support and funding opportunities for your organisation

Early bird registration closes soon. Book now by clicking here

2. The CIWM’s Healthcare Waste Special Interest Group (SIG)

 The purpose of this Special Interest Group (SIG) is to act as a forum for information exchange relating to healthcare waste (treatment, disposal, collection and prevention etc) from domestic, commercial and industrial sectors within the UK.

To find out more and to join, click here

3. Engagement and Service Excellence Manager vacancy

ISS UK Waste Management are looking for an Engagement and Service Excellence Manager.

See more here

4. NHS Supply Chain’s latest sustainability report

The new report focuses on how NHS Supply Chain is helping the NHS to:improve due diligence around labour standards

  • improve the efficiency of deliveries. 
  • procure sustainable and nutritional food
  • be a lower carbon organisation

For more information click here

5. Business advisor vacancy

Northamptonshire Growth Hub are recruiting for a Business Adviser – come and join the team!

For more information click here

Waste Stories 24/7/2017

 

1. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Why should you attend?:

  • The monies from the event will be used to fund the Group’s activities to facilitate future entrants into the sector, including student work shadowing opportunities
  • It will provide practical recommendations for sustainably managing food waste
  • You will have the opportunity to network with stakeholders from a range of public and private sector organisations
  • You can arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with a business support officer to explore business support and funding opportunities for your organisation

Book now by clicking here

2. Clean Tech innovators and investors workshop

Investors and clean tech firms are invited to sign up and jointly explore the opportunities offered by the UK’s fast expanding green economy.

The BusinessGreen Technology and Investment Forum, offers leading investors, green entrepreneurs, and clean tech start-ups to jointly explore the investment opportunities presented by the UK’s fast expanding green technology sector.

The Forum will take place at BusinessGreen’s offices in Central London on the morning of Wednesday 4 October.

The event will feature keynote addresses from leading clean tech and green investment experts, including event sponsor Innovate UK, and a series of short presentations from around 20 of the UK’s most exciting, investment-stage clean tech firms.

Read more here

3. Newton Fund: global funding opportunities for UK companies

So far, some 14 bilateral funding competitions with 8 different partner countries, have opened, and  a number of others are open and forthcoming.

These competitions are giving UK businesses a chance to work with overseas partners (and other UK partners) and jointly develop innovative commercial solutions to key societal challenges the partner country is facing. These challenge are as diverse as cliamte change and urbanisation in Malaysia, non-communicable diseases in South Africa, and industrial waste in India.

Read more here

4. The SPHS 2016 annual report

The SPHS Annual Report 2016 was launched today. The report brings together the key achievements of the SPHS Task Team for a more sustainable global health sector, which prioritizes protecting the environment and addressing the threat of climate change.

Read the report here

5. ISWA World Congress and WASTECON – No Time to Waste – 25-27 September 2017, Baltimore

 The North American Solid Waste Association’s WASTECON conference co-locates with the International Solid Waste Association’s World Congress to offer two exciting international events in one location.  Thousands of industry professionals will gather at the convenient Baltimore location.

For more information click here