Waste Stories 16/5/2016


10th anniversary

1.Duty of care update with guidance for the definition of waste published

See the document here

2.International Festival for Business (13 June – 1 July: Liverpool)

The International Festival for Business 2016 which brings together thousands of delegates from around the world to create connections, share ideas and do business.

The festival will provide significant opportunities to promote the UK globally and boost business for British companies through trade and investment. The second week of the programme is designed around “Energy & Environment”. There will be a free one day brokerage, matchmaking and information event focusing on Horizon 2020, technology transfer and commercial opportunities for businesses making the transition to a circular economy and becoming more resource efficient.

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3.The Carbon Trust launches £7 million Energy Saving Green Business Fund

The new £7 million funding programme, launched by energy consultants at the Carbon Trust, will support 1,000 – 2,000 SMEs across the UK in several key business areas such as energy saving training, cost saving assessments and capital investment for the installation of energy efficiency equipment.

Eligible companies will have an opportunity to purchase a range of equipment to improve their heating, ventilation systems, lighting and air conditioning systems.

For more information click here

4.ISO 13485 Standard published

The latest edition of ISO 13485, the internationally recognised quality management systems standard for the medical device industry, with over 27,000 certificates globally, has been published.

The standard provides an effective framework to meet the comprehensive requirements for a medical devices quality management system; for manufacturers and service providers to both comply and demonstrate their compliance to regulatory requirements.

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