Waste Stories 17/12/2014


3_spark_a_christmas_decoration_hd_picture_170139HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE COMMITTEE

1. The Group’s 2014 report

A copy of the Group’s 2014 report can be found here: HCWRR steering committee report 2014a

2. Capacity building in Moldova

Injections are one of the most common health care procedures, and poor management of injection-related waste exposes patients, health care workers, waste handlers and, indeed, the wider community, to infections, toxic effects and injuries. A series of activities in the Republic of Moldova was carried out in 2012 as part of an ongoing WHO initiative to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health in this area….

Read the story here: WHO Moldova capacity building

3. Healthcare waste rules in Europe should be harmonised

Read the story here: Endseurope article

4. Carbon Trust public sector seminar on energy, February 25, 2015 (Barbican Conference Centre)

Against the backdrop of political change in 2015, the Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference agenda will feature real, practical examples of solutions that you can apply to your own specific challenges. An invaluable opportunity to network with colleagues from across the public sector, the Conference will enable you to tailor your own agenda through a choice of plenary, workshop and roundtable sessions, all of which are designed to give you knowledge and tools to help you save money and carbon.
This CPD accredited event is planned to feature the following dedicated streams:
1.  Distributed energy and heat networks – understanding the role of the public sector in establishing a successful future for decentralised energy

2.   Energy Performance Contracting – contracts, best practice and suppliers: an independent view of Energy Performance Contracting and managing built assets.

3.   Low Carbon Cities – partner engagement, leadership and smart technologies to enable sustainable cities in the UK and beyond.

4.   Climate Change Adaptation – managing risks to health and to public service delivery.

Register here: Carbon Trust seminar

5.WRAP to launch a waste prevention hub

Resource Minister, Dan Rogerson, announced at CIWM’s Rethinking Reuse Conference in London on December 10, that WRAP will launch a Waste Prevention Hub along with a suite of reuse guidance. The Hub will aim to be a “one-stop-shop” for those looking to write their own waste prevention plans and for those looking for specific information regarding waste initiatives. Aimed at businesses and local authorities, it will include tools to help calculate and monitor the benefits of waste prevention activity.

See full story here: WRAP waste prevention hub