Waste Stories 22/9/2015


1. EU-Vietnam Business Network mission

The EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN) is proud to announce its upcoming Green Technologies Trade Mission to Vietnam on November 24 – 27, 2015. This event is organised with dedication to all European companies, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises, interested in the Vietnamese market to meet new potential business partners.

Read more here: green technologies seminar

2. Knowaste submits plans for new London facility

Knowaste has submitted plans to develop the UK’s largest nappy recycling facility in Hayes, West London.  The plans involve investing £14m in the development of a state-of-the-art Absorbent Hygiene Product (AHP) recycling facility, on an industrial site in Uxbridge Road. The site is named Hayes 180 and is planned for launch in early 2017.


Read the full story here: Knowaste new facility

3. Joint Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group and ISWA International conference (sponsored by Grundon Waste Management)

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 St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Topics to be covered will include current and emerging technologies, sustainability and preparing for emergencies.

The draft programme can be found here: Draft schedule (Sept 2015)

Sponsors include: Daniels Sharpsmart, Econix, GV Health, Frontier Medical Group and ISS Ltd. (Please contact Terry Tudor: terry.tudor@northampton.ac.uk, if you wish to sponsor)

Booking details for early bird registration can be found here: healthcare waste 2016 conference

4. DECC consultation on Feed-in-Taffs

Read the consultation here: DECC FiT consultation

5. Funding for WEEE recycling schemes

Local councils are being urged to bid for support from a new scheme to help increase the collection, re-use and recycling of unwanted electrical items.

Up to £775,000 has been made available by retailers, suppliers and manufacturers of electrical equipment as part of the Distributor Take-back Scheme and the WEEE Compliance Fee.

Details can be found here: WEEE improvement projects funding