Waste Stories 2/6/2015


1.Support the Nepal earthquake appeal

Read more here: Nepal quake relief appeal

2.WM3 comes into force

From today (1 June), waste producers will need to comply with the revised guidance set out in WM3, the joint UK environmental regulators’ guidance on classification of hazardous waste that sees a change in the way waste is assessed and classified in the UK.

See the document here: WM3

3. Joint Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group and ISWA International conference

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 Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in London. Topics to be covered will include current and emerging technologies, sustainability and preparing for emergencies.

4. CIWM’s ‘Resourcing the Future’ Conference: June 24-25

The waste sector’s industry’s leading annual conference, brought to you by CIWM, ESA and The Resource Association picks up the general mood of the industry; are we still only able to focus on the impacts of austerity or is it time to start thinking about some ambitious changes?  UK ministers and industry leaders will present the latest policy perspectives and a host of expert speakers will join the debate on issues such as local government austerity, market outlooks for key materials, collaborative approaches on waste crime, and the future of the circular economy.

See details here: CIWM conference

5.Hospitals must separate waste under new Welsh Environment Bill

The new Environment Bill, put forward by the Welsh Government will mean schools, hospitals and business will have to separate waste for recycling. The Bill will also extend charging on plastic bags to “bags for life”.

Read more here: Welsh Environment Bill