Waste Stories 9/10/2017


1. The 6th European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum: Evaluating Innovation in Environmental Protection and Sustainability

The 6th European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland, will bring together practitioners, academics, policy-makers and other users of environmental evaluation to share views, knowledge and experiences about the use, relevance and future priorities for climate and environment policy evaluation.

Find out more here

2. Workshops in 2018

In 2018, the Group will be hosting two half day training workshops:

Workshop one on May 2, at Frimley Park Hospital will focus on remanufacturing/repair/reuse of bulk items, and single use items.

Workshop two, which is scheduled for the autumn in Sheffield, will examine effective waste segregation and hazardous waste management.

Booking details will be available soon.

 3. Organisations required for the Group’s student experience programme

The Group is looking for organisations that would be willing to support a student for its ‘2-day work experience’ programme. The programme is now in its third year, and previously has been undertaken with various organisations including SRCL, Bywaters and Grundon, with positive feedback both from the students and the organisations. It offers the opportunity to facilitate the entry of students/future employees into the sector. The expenses for the students’ travel, accommodation and subsistence will be paid by the Group, using monies generated from its seminars. If you are interested, please email terry.tudor@northampton.ac.uk.

4. HSE sets out priorities for the waste and recycling sector

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published its priority areas for the waste and recycling sector in a major new publication. The publication outlines the focus of the HSE over the next 3-5 years over 19 industry sectors.

Alongside a continuing focus on industries that create “major hazards” and those subject to “statutory permissioning regimes”, the majority of HSE’s elective resources will be focused on agriculture, construction, logistics and transport, manufacturing, public services, and waste and recycling.

Read more here

5. CIWM Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards 2017 have been announced. The full list can be found here