Waste Stories 6/11/2017


The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1. Winners of the CWIM Sustainability and Resource Awards

View the winners here

2. Consultation on the proposed Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017

This consultation seeks views on the government’s proposed approach to implementing the requirements of EU Regulation 2017/852 on Mercury, which will be contained within the Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017.  The consultation will be of particular interest to those involved in the export of waste mercury; hospitals and dental practitioners; operators providing temporary or permanent storage of waste mercury; operators interested in mercury waste management, specifically in the conversion and solidification of waste mercury; and other areas.

If you wish to respond please reply to either Kim Mynard (kim.mynard@ciwm.co.uk) or Tina Benfield (tina.benfield@ciwm.co.uk), by 16 November at the very latest to enable all comments to be collated and submitted to Defra before the deadline.

3. Organisations required for the Group’s student experience programme

The Group is looking for organisations that would be willing to support a student for its ‘2-day work experience’ programme. The programme is now in its third year, and previously has been undertaken with various organisations including SRCL, Bywaters and Grundon, with positive feedback both from the students and the organisations. It offers the opportunity to facilitate the entry of students/future employees into the sector. The expenses for the students’ travel, accommodation and subsistence will be paid by the Group, using monies generated from its seminars. If you are interested, please email terry.tudor@northampton.ac.uk.

4. NHS Sustainability Roadshow: Cardiff – November 30

The Roadshow will provide hands on skills, guidance and support to drive forward improvements to sustainable development within Estates and wider healthcare fields.

Speakers include:

  • Hugh Jones, Programme Area Manager – Food Waste Prevention, WRAP Cymru
  • Sally Attwood, Deputy Director Strategy & Planning, Public Health Wales
  • Peter White, Waste & Environmental Manager, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Chris Davies, Energy & Environmental Officer, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

For more details, click here

To book, please email jacqueline@4allofus.org.uk 

5. Free workshops to help staff save money and be greener

Energy Saving Trust and Home Energy Scotland – in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland – are delivering workplace-based workshops to help employees understand how best to
reduce food waste at work as they become more attuned to sustainable behaviour.  The Scottish Government-funded courses are free, and tailored to fit in with your organisation’s needs; they’re run at a venue, time and length that suit you and your staff.

To find out more or to book a workshop, get in touch with Energy Saving Trust’s Employee Engagement team:

Email EmployeeEngagement@est.org.uk