Waste Stories 5/12/2016

10th anniversary1.The Group’s 2016 report

Please find the Group’s annual report for 2016. A big thank you to the Committee and our sponsors. The Group will be hosting its annual conference in Autumn 2017, in Northampton. It will focus on sustainable food waste management. More information to follow.

Read the report hcwrr-steering-committee-report-2016a

2. ‘Brainy’ bins

The so-called ‘brainy bins’ from Carnie use what is claimed to be highly sophisticated ultrasound with multiple sensors that are calibrated to exactly match specific types of bins.

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3. Welsh fund to boost mattress recycling

A £350,000 fund has been launched to extend a mattress recycling initiative in south Wales.The Welsh Government and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are offering the money for an “innovative solution” to allow every part of a mattress to be recycled. It will support the development and commercialisation of technologies, processes and business models.

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4. Consultation on implementing the principles of the circular economy in UK organisations

See the consultation here

5. Solar.clinic

Geostellar, the first and largest online solar marketplace in the United States, announced  the launch of Solar.Clinic, a program for health care systems to go solar and offer solar energy to their employees, patients and community members

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