Waste Stories 22/7/2014


1. Seminar on September 25 (GV Health: infection control and waste management supplies GV Health)

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?


2. GIB forecasts waste infrastructure capacity gap by 2020

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has published a market setting out the investment opportunity in the UK waste market, stressing more waste infrastructure will be needed in the UK by 2020 or risk a capacity gap. Produced in partnership with Tolvik Consulting, GIB forecasts a gap of up to 7.7m tonnes between the amount of waste produced post-recycling and the infrastructure available to process it – an investment opportunity of c. £5bn to 2020….

Read the full story here: UK waste infrastructure forecasts

3. HCWH release list of global suppliers

Safe and sustainable healthcare waste management is vital part of protecting human health and the environment, and there are numerous technologies for different situations, from small healthcare facilities to large centralised treatment plants. To aid in the procurement of appropriate technologies, Health Care Without Harm first published an inventory of non-incineration healthcare waste treatment technologies in 2007. The new version has been fully updated and provides listings of suppliers from one hundred and six countries, from Albania to Zimbabwe….

See the list here: HCWH list of waste management technology suppliers

4. Philip Dilley appointed new EA chair

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has approved the appointment of Philip Dilley as the new Chair of the Environment Agency. Dilley, former Chair of the Arup Group, will take up the £100,000-a-year post in September, when the term in office ends of Lord Smith of Finsbury, the former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Read story here: Philip Diley, new EA chair