Waste Stories 10/10/2016

10th anniversary1. Final project conference for EU HCWM vocational qualifications in healthcare waste management (November 10)

Details about the project can be found at this link: euhcwm-leaflet-3-uk

The conference programme is at this link: euhcwm-final-conference-agenda-draft

For further information or to register for the conference please email: scott@icerms.com

2. CIWM announces Sustainability & Resource Awards finalists

The list includes Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (in partnership with Bywaters), in the category of Best Resources Project by Facilities Management Award.

View the full list here

3. A review of healthcare waste management research

View the article in the journal Waste Management and Research here

4. New London-wide project to reduce food waste

A new London-wide behaviour change initiative could save Londoners £330m, reduce avoidable food waste in the capital and increase awareness of more healthy and sustainable eating.

London households throw away an estimated 900,000 tonnes of food each year, of which 540,000 tonnes could have been eaten. Not only is this environmentally damaging but it’s a huge waste of money for consumers, local authorities and businesses*.

TRiFOCAL London – Transforming City FOod hAbits for Life, is the latest initiative to be led by Resource London – the partnership between WRAP and LWARB – together with Groundwork London.  The organisations bid for and won €3.2million from the European Commission* to deliver the initiative in London, which will be a test bed for other European cities.

Read more here

5. Monthly and quarterly RHI expenditure

Monthly and quarterly forecasts for estimated committed renewable heating incentive (RHI) expenditure for the next 12 months.

View the reports here

Waste Stories 26/11/2014


1. EU healthcare waste management project survey

Below is a questionnaire and informational leaflet on the EU HCWM project “Developing an EU standardised approach to Vocational Qualifications in Healthcare Waste Management”. The information leaflet will explain in more detail about the project being undertaken. Could completed questionnaires please be sent to Scott Crossett by the 30th November 2014. Scott’s e-mail address is: scott@icerms.com

Scott will circulate the comparison report before the end of this year.

See the questionnaire and project information here: EUHCWM leaflet 3 WORD, EU HCWM Questionnaire sc

2.Incentivising the uptake of reusable nappies

There’s little doubt that in environmental terms, reusable nappies are better than disposable ones. For local councils, preventing the waste arising from disposable nappies saves around £100 per baby. But there’s an up-front cost for parents who buy towelling nappies; and then there’s all that washing…. So how can parents be incentivised to make the environmentally better choice?

See article here: incentivising reusable nappies

3. CIWM master class in hazardous waste classification

This half day Masterclass will discuss the issues recently raised by the Environment Agency regarding misclassification of hazardous waste.  Speakers from the Environment Agency and one of the CIWM Hazardous Waste trainers will clarify the issues and how the classification can be done more accurately using the most up to date sources of information.  This is your opportunity to ask questions and discuss the issues.

See event details here: CIWM master class

4. Consultation responses for national waste planning policy

See document here: DCLG consultation responses document

5. UKTI support opportunities for business growth

Exporting needn’t be difficult. It doesn’t matter which country you’re looking at, or what industry sector you are in, or what stage your business is at, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) can help you. On average, companies earn £100k in additional sales within 18 months of working with UKTI, and the advice given by our trade experts is FREE. If you want your business to grow internationally, with UK government’s global support, tap into our expertise right now. Fill in your company’s details below and one of the UKTI team will get in touch within one working day.

Sign up here: UKTI export advisor

6. London Waste and Recycling Board’s waste infrastructure funding

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has launched a new £20m fund available for waste-related projects, following the recent publication of LWARB’s investment framework 2015-2020. The new infrastructure fund offers a wide variety of investment opportunities suitable for projects at different development stages.

Read about funding here: London waste infrastructure funding