Waste Stories 24/4/2017


1. ‘Breakthrough’ process converts hygiene product waste to RDF

Millions of feminine hygiene products, nappies, incontinence pads and other hygiene waste currently sent to landfill by commercial organisations and public bodies can now be recycled to produce clean energy, according to PHS Group.

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2. ISWA petition to close the globe’s 50 largest dumpsites

ISWA is campaigning to close the 50 biggest dumpsites to protect the health and wellbeing of millions of people worldwide. ISWA created the Roadmap to Closing Dumpsites Report.  Next, with your help, it will set up an international helpdesk, making support directly available to those who need it.

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3. CIWM report on shifts in consumption trends

A new report commissioned by CIWM explores how advances in digital technology are changing how and what we consume and driving supply chain innovation, with particular reference to packaging and the grocery sector.

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4. The Group’s 2017 conference

The Group’s 2017 conference will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton. The event will focus on the sustainable management of food waste from the healthcare and hospitality sectors. It will feature speakers from WRAP, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, the Co-opNorthamptonshire Waste Partnership and Severn Trent Water. The event will be sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco.

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5. Sustainability lead with Nestle

Nestle is looking for a Sustainability Lead to be based in its Gatwick Head Office however the role will also include some travel. You’ll be rewarded with an attractive package and more importantly, you’ll be working within a team and for a brand that will inspire you.

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