Waste Stories 25/1/2016

P10005271. Free webinar on active pharmaceutical ingredients

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is organizing a webinar on managing active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in manufacturing effluent on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 at 08:00-09:30 EST and 20:00-21:30 EST

This informative webinar will answer questions and provide step-by-step guidance on this ‘spotlight’ issue for our industry. Whether you are starting a program or advancing an existing one, this webinar will answer questions and set a clear path for action.

Topics to be covered include:
• Why is managing active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in manufacturing effluent important?
• What is the industry doing to improve public perceptions?
• Understanding where you stand at the moment through the maturity ladder concept
• Establishing and calculating API discharge concentration called the Predicted-No-Effect-Concentration (PNEC)
• Simple steps to reducing API process losses to waste water and what to do when the PNEC is exceeded
• •How to advance your program to the next level

Registration is limited to 400 participants. Click on the link for further information: PSC Initiative

A guidance document for future reference will be made available to all attendees.
For further information please contact the PSCI team: info@pscinitiative.org

2. Joint Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group and ISWA International conference (sponsored by Grundon Waste Management)

In conjunction with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the Group will be hosting an international conference on April 14 and 15, 2016. It will be held at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Topics to be covered will include current and emerging technologies, sustainability and preparing for emergencies.

The programme can be found here: Programme – Jan 2016

Sponsors include: Daniels, Econix, GV Health, Frontier Medical Group, Newster, Sharpsmart and ISS Ltd. (Please contact Terry Tudor: terry.tudor@northampton.ac.uk, if you wish to sponsor)

Booking details can be found here: healthcare waste 2016 conference


3. EU project on electrical and electronic waste

A new project – Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery (CRM Recovery) – has been established to explore commercial opportunities for harvesting critical raw materials and precious metals including gold, silver and platinum group metals, from everyday unwanted electronic products.

Read the story here

4. Environment Agency – Waste collection authority separate collection arrangements survey results

How English waste collection authorities are implementing regulation 13(3), in part 5 of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.

View the document here

5. London buses to run on waste fats and oils

Almost a third of London’s bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, resulting in a huge reduction in CO2 emissions of 21,000 tonnes each year which comes on top of the 48,000 tonne CO2 reduction from 2013 levels as a result of the introduction of lower emitting buses such as hybrids.

Read the story here