Waste Stories 7/8/2017

1. The SDU’s Health Outcomes Travel Tool (HOTT)

The SDU’s Health Outcomes of Travel Tool (HOTT) helps NHS organisations measure the impact their travel and transport has in environmental, financial and health terms. An innovative tool it allows the quantification of impacts from different travel sources to allow the creation of a plan and targeted initiatives to reduce the NHS’s impact from travel and transport.

Read more 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. Your business is food – don’t throw it away

A campaign to help food businesses save money and boost profits by being more efficient with food.  The campaign has been developed with WRAP under the Courtauld Commitment 2025.  A resource pack is available which includes starter pack, tracking sheets, calculator, checklists and case studies.

For more information click here

4. Vacancy for CIWM Technical Officer

This interesting and busy role provides technical advice to members, the sector and relevant committees.  You will also liaise with trainers and internal departments to ensure that CIWM standards are maintained, and be involved as a point of contact for technical and education/training guidance, produce reports, assess materials and workshops, and check/contribute to the Website and weekly newsletter.

Details here

5. Government funding for electric vehicle-to-grid technologies

Up to £20 million is available from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – working with the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK – to fund projects that investigate new business models, consumer awareness and technologies that support interaction between electric vehicles and the grid.

View details here