Waste Stories 28/11/2016

10th anniversary1.SEPA unveils new waste to resources framework

A new framework for tackling waste has been unveiled by SEPA, focussing on how it will support a circular economy in Scotland.

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2.Veolia report highlights hidden value in key sectors

The report Imagine 2050 says that the manufacturing, pharmaceutical & chemical and food & beverage sectors generate around 13 million tonnes of waste, and if this was properly reused, recycled or remanufactured, it could generate £4 billion of value that is currently ‘hidden’.

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3.’World’s first’ automated mattress recycling machine launched

The Furniture Recycling Group (TFR Group) has designed, developed and produced the “world’s first” automated pocket spring recycling machine, created to streamline the mattress recycling process significantly and reduce the number of mattresses sent to landfill each year.

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4. Lancet gives sustainable heathcare global spotlight

While the eyes of the world’s sustainability experts were on COP22 at Marrakesh, the Lancet put sustainable health on the agenda by launching the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change.

The Lancet Countdown will be a 15-year investigation comprised of a collaborative force of 16 research institutions from around the globe. The study will publish research on the risks and opportunities of climate change and climate change mitigation respectively every year.

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5. Health and safety statistics for Great Britain, for 2015/6

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