Waste stories: 29/7/2014




1. Seminar on September 25 (Econix: the safer, greener, cheaper way to dispose of your waste Econix)

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. Health Facilities Management 2011 hospital energy management survey

Two years removed from the Great Recession, hospitals and health systems are putting the oomph back into energy-efficiency efforts. The hold-downs that squeezed facilities budgets are easing and organizations are devoting more attention and resources to energy-conservation initiatives…

Read the report here: 2011 energy management survey

3. Sustainability in healthcare, in Victoria, Australia

A useful website of information on waste and energy management within the healthcare sector in Australia.

See information here: waste management sustainability in Victoria, Australia

4. UK energy investment report

The report shows the significant progress made against the energy investment challenge inherited in 2010 where energy projects accounted for nearly 60% of the UK National Infrastructure Plan (£218bn out of the £377bn). Since 2010, investment worth more than £45 billion has been secured in electricity infrastructure alone – the majority of this investment has been in renewable technologies. The Department’s analysis had previously identified a need for up to £110bn of electricity infrastructure investment between 2013 and 2020 and we are delighted to see nearly £14bn invested against the £110bn target in 2013 with a consequent reduction in the future estimated spend requirement – which now stands at up to £100bn through to 2020

Read the report here: DECC’s Energy Report