Waste Stories 21/11/2016


10th anniversary1. UK agencies developing eDoc for hazardous waste

The UK environment agencies are working together to develop an electronic hazardous waste tracking system to replace the current paper-based consignment note system.

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2. 2017 European EMAS awards open for registration

The European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Award is the one of the most prestigious awards in environmental management. The awards were established in 2005 by the European Commission to recognise the most outstanding environmental performance by EMAS registered organisations and enable the sharing and promotion of the best environmental management practices. The awards take place every two years, alternating with the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
The 2017 round of the EMAS Awards will acknowledge the achievements of EMAS registered organisations that have undertaken significant efforts and initiatives to contribute to making the European economy more circular and whose achievements can inspire others to do the same.
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3. ‘Brainy’ bins

The so-called ‘brainy bins’ from Carnie use what is claimed to be highly sophisticated ultrasound with multiple sensors that are calibrated to exactly match specific types of bins.

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4. Circular economy investment fund

The Circular Economy Investment Fund is a funding opportunity for businesses and organisations in Scotland working in all business and social economy sectors.

Proposals are invited from:

  • Small to medium sized enterprises (less than 250 employees/turnover less than £35 million)
  • Non-profit organisations (charities and social enterprises)

The Fund is interested in:

  • Exploring market feasibility for new circular economy products
  • Development and adoption of innovative business models for new circular economy products and services
  • Development and uptake of innovative technologies, products and services to support a circular economy

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5. Assessment of healthcare waste management in a humanitarian crisis: a case study of the Gaza Strip

The article is available until 30 Decemeber, 2016  here