Waste Stories 27/4/2015


1. Joint Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group and ISWA International conference

In conjunction with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the Group will be hosting an international conference on April 14 and 15, 2016. It will be held at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in London. Topics to be covered will include current and emerging technologies, sustainability and preparing for emergencies.

2. Healthcare waste training courses and trainers

See list: training and trainers

3. Proposed EU resource efficiency hierarchy

A discussion was submitted to Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries yesterday (21 April), which introduces the idea of a new European Resource Hierarchy, which may supersede the EU-waste hierarchy. The discussion paper introduces the new idea for a European Resource Hierarchy.

Read the document here: EU resource efficiency hierarchy

4. UK statistics on waste

See stats here: UK waste statistics