Waste Stories 21/8/2017


1. Webinar on ‘Ensuring fair-play in the global health supply chains’ (August 23)

This first United Nations informal Inter Agency Task Team webinar on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS) is relevant to all those active in the healthcare supply chain – from producers to purchasers. In particular, it is aimed at assisting procurement teams planning to institute sustainability initiatives to think through how they can include a wide diversity of suppliers in these sustainability initiatives. It will explain the benefits of ensuring actions which are inclusive of all, allowing small and medium enterprises to meet new standards. It will also cover supplier development and how procuring entities can engage with suppliers and manufacturers to understand the challenges they face and how they can work jointly to identify opportunities to integrate sustainability in the supply chain.

To register click here

2. 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.

Why should you attend?:

  • The monies from the event will be used to fund the Group’s activities to facilitate future entrants into the sector, including student work shadowing opportunities
  • Presentations will cover a range of topics including exciting new products, such as bioplastics and surfactants; supply chain management; and policy and legislative updates
  • You will have the opportunity to network with stakeholders from both public and private sector organisations
  • You can arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with a business support officer to explore business support and funding opportunities for your organisation

Book 5 spaces and get 1 free. Book now by clicking here

3. 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

4. EU Regulation amending HP14 (ecotoxicity) published

The EU Council Regulation on HP14 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  The Regulation will enter into force next year on 5 July 2018.

View the publication here

5. Over £38 of Salix funding used to install CHP across the UK public sector

Over £38 million of Salix interest-free loans have been used for the installation of combined heat and power (CHP) to provide high efficiency heat and power generation to UK public sector buildings, bringing estimated annual savings of over £10 million on energy bills. Last year saw a record number of these Salix funded CHP projects completing, with a total of £14 million of funding utilised throughout the public sector.

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