Waste Stories 10/10/2016

10th anniversary1. Final project conference for EU HCWM vocational qualifications in healthcare waste management (November 10)

Details about the project can be found at this link: euhcwm-leaflet-3-uk

The conference programme is at this link: euhcwm-final-conference-agenda-draft

For further information or to register for the conference please email: scott@icerms.com

2. CIWM announces Sustainability & Resource Awards finalists

The list includes Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (in partnership with Bywaters), in the category of Best Resources Project by Facilities Management Award.

View the full list here

3. A review of healthcare waste management research

View the article in the journal Waste Management and Research here

4. New London-wide project to reduce food waste

A new London-wide behaviour change initiative could save Londoners £330m, reduce avoidable food waste in the capital and increase awareness of more healthy and sustainable eating.

London households throw away an estimated 900,000 tonnes of food each year, of which 540,000 tonnes could have been eaten. Not only is this environmentally damaging but it’s a huge waste of money for consumers, local authorities and businesses*.

TRiFOCAL London – Transforming City FOod hAbits for Life, is the latest initiative to be led by Resource London – the partnership between WRAP and LWARB – together with Groundwork London.  The organisations bid for and won €3.2million from the European Commission* to deliver the initiative in London, which will be a test bed for other European cities.

Read more here

5. Monthly and quarterly RHI expenditure

Monthly and quarterly forecasts for estimated committed renewable heating incentive (RHI) expenditure for the next 12 months.

View the reports here