Waste Stories 19/10/2015

Healthcare1. Grundon gains ISO 50001 accreditation

Waste management company, Grundon, has been awarded the ISO 50001 Energy Management certification, confirming that all sites it operates and where energy is used are now fully compliant with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), including the Lakeside Energy from Waste facility.

Read the story here

2. EU healthcare waste management project meeting in Macedonia

The fourth coordination meeting of the project “Developing an EU Standardised Approach to Vocational Educational Training Awards in Healthcare Waste Management” – Acronym EU-HCWM – was held on 14th and 15th September 2015 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and kindly hosted by the Regional Environmental Center (REC).

Details can be viewed here

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 programme can be found here: Programme – Oct 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. ISWA Healthcare Waste Working Group meeting

The ISWA Healthcare Waste Working Group (WGHCW) met for its second Working Group meeting of 2015 on Thursday 10 September 2015. The group works on promoting the integrated provision of the infrastructure for the safe management of healthcare waste worldwide (within the framework of the objectives, activities and means of implementation established by Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference of the Environment and Development).  This meeting was held back to back to the ISWA World Congress in Antwerp, Belgium and was kindly hosted by AMB-Ecosteryl, one of the working group members, at their facilities in Mons, Belgium.

 The focus of the meeting was to review the work of the group between 2013 and 2015 and to discuss the way forward in line with the new ISWA Scientific and Technical Committee priorities that were endorsed during the ISWA World Congress.

For more details on the Group click here

5. CIWM East Anglian Centre open meeting

The CIWM East Anglian Centre will be hosting a seminar entitled: is Reuse the Future? The event will take place on Friday the 6th of November 2015, at EcoPark, Advent Way, Edmonton, London.
For details and booking, click here