Waste Stories 08/9/2014



1. Seminar on September 25 (The University of Northampton: transforming lives: inspiring change UoN environmental science courses)

The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group will be hosting a seminar focusing on treatment technologies and recovering value from healthcare waste, on Thursday September 25.

It will be held at the Bywaters’ recycling facility, in East London. The morning session will be dedicated to presentations from a range of speakers. While in the afternoon, delegates will have the opportunity to tour the facility.

The event is being sponsored by Frontier Medical Group, MITIE, Sharpsmart and Bywaters. Additional sponsors include GV Health, SRCL, Econix and Independent Safety Services Ltd.

Registration forms and booking details, including early bird discounts are available at the link below. When you book, can you let us know: (1) if you would like to do the site tour in the afternoon, (2) if you require a car parking space and (3) if you have any disability requirements?

 Online registration form for the seminar

2. Consultation on the Environmental Regulation of healthcare risk waste storage and treatment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to consult on whether the current regulatory model for the storage and treatment of healthcare risk waste is appropriate given the scale of some of the storage and treatment activities and emerging technologies and their potential for environmental impact. An alternative mode of regulation is proposed for smaller scale activities and views are sought on this. The closing date for the consultaton is September 19, 2014

View the consultation here: EPA consultation on waste storage

3. Setting European standards

Anne Woolridge describes an Eramus+ funded project to develop a healthcare qualification framework and e-learning platform.

Read the CIWM Magazine article here: Woolridge Sept 2014

Read the Magazine online here: CIWM Magazine

4. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2014 research articles

The ISWA Special Issue of the Journal of Waste Management and Research (WM&R) contains the best research articles submitted for the ISWA World Congress 2014, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. One article focuses on managing healthcare waste in Brazil.

Read the articles here: ISWA special issue of WM&R