Waste Stories 12/8/2014



 1. Seminar on September 25 (Bywaters: recycling made easy Bywaters)

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.Fist bumps and infection control

Bumping fists has a negative bro-stigma, but it’s better than shaking hands—in that it transmits significantly fewer bacteria. At a time of global concern that our antibiotics are becoming obsolete, new research shows how fist bumping could save lives…

Read the full story here: fist bumping and infection control

3. Online planning tool from Resource Efficient Scotland

Resource Efficient Scotland recently launched an online planning tool to help businesses and the public sector to improve the efficiencies of their processes and save monies.

See the Resource Efficient Scotland online tool

4. CIWM Midlands EU Leonardo programme

The Midlands region of the CIWM has places available for its EU Leonardo Programme on health and safety. Interviews will take place in September.

Read more about the CIWM Midlands EU Leonardo Programme

5. Separate collections to come into force from 1 January 2015

From 1 January 2015, waste collection authorities must collect waste paper, metal, plastic and glass separately, unless they can demonstrate that it is not necessary to ensure the appropriate level of quality, or/and it is not technically, environmentally and economically practicable (TEEP)….

Read the full story here: TEEP guidance