Waste Stories 4/9/2017

1. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Speakers will include:

Mike Falconer-Hall from WRAP, who will outline The Food Waste Recycling Action Plan which represents the food waste recycling industry’s collective response to address key challenges faced. Mike joined WRAP in 2005 and has worked on a number of different programmes helping address the barriers to recover and recycle materials in the municipal, commercial and industrial waste streams. He is now the Programme Manager for WRAP’s Organics programme focussing on improving food waste collections and getting more value from food waste.

Professor Shahin Rahimifard from Loughborough University will discuss technological innovations for food waste valorisation (including the extraction of compounds from food waste streams that can be reused in new food products), across the supply chain

Shahin is from the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough University. His work is focused on sustainability issues within ‘Life Cycle Engineering’, including projects on sustainable product design, low carbon manufacturing, sustainable business and consumption models, product service systems, and product end-of-life management, recovery, reuse and recycling technologies.

Early bird registration closes on September 20. Book now by clicking here

2. Business Green Technology Awards 2017

The BusinessGreen Technology Awards will celebrate the UK’s most exciting and innovative clean technologies. Entry criteria:

Innovation: The technology must offer a unique and innovative solution to an environmental challenge

Scalability: The technology must have the potential to reach a significant market

Demonstrable success: The technology must be able to demonstrate quantifiable benefits

There are numerous categories from technology to R&D, marketing to investor campaigns. Deadline for entries Fri, 6 Oct, 5pm

To register click here

3. SEPA consults on increasing the charges for non-compliance

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is consulting on linking compliance directly to the calculation of charges, a move that will see non-compliant operators pay more.

Read more here

4. Survey on training workshops in 2018

The Group is planning on hosting training workshops in 2018. However, we would like some feedback with regards to what topics you would most like. Therefore, could you click on the link below and complete the short survey, by Friday September 8, please?

To complete the survey click here

5. CIWM webinars

CIWM have a programme of Member webinars throughout the year. These are remotely hosted so you can attend from anywhere via a computer, tablet or smartphone. CIWM Member Webinars are held on a variety of sector specific subjects as well as current ‘hot topics’ and updates within the Waste & Resource sector.

For more information click here