Waste Stories 30/11/2015


1. NHS to get above-inflation cash injection of £3.8b

Front-line NHS services in England will get a £3.8bn, above-inflation cash injection next year, amid mounting fears about the pressures they face. The funding boost represents a rise of nearly 4% on NHS England’s £101bn front-line budget this year. The Treasury has agreed to the rise as part of the manifesto promise to give the NHS an extra £8bn a year by 2020.

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2. WHO call to action on climate change

Climate change has the potential to do serious harm to the health of individuals around the world. But tackling climate change could substantially reduce the risks while also improving human health by, for example, delivering cleaner air and healthier cities.

That’s why WHO is asking you to support our call to action, which is raising awareness of the health opportunities we can realise by tackling climate change now.

View the WHO call to action here

3. 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 – Dec 2015

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 for early bird registration can be found here: healthcare waste 2016 conference


4. EU to invest €670 million in Circular Economy

The European Commission is set to invest €670 million to develop strong and sustainable economies over the next two years. Under the EU’s research and innovation funding scheme, Horizon 2020, the Commission will invest almost €16bn in research and innovation in the next two years.

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5. Provisional greenhouse gas emissions in the UK – April – June 2015

See the data here