The EUHCWM project has just finalised the January 2015 edition of ‘The Hospital Environment & Waste Manager’ (THE & WM) newsletter which is available now to download.
THE WM January issue brings you right up to date with the activities of the EUHCWM project from the recent project co-ordination meeting in Berlin to the website figures and progress of the professional networks.
This month’s issue has a report on the recent meeting of the ISWA Healthcare Waste Working Group held in Casablanca and there are links to the outputs from that event which focused on discussing current developments in the sector. The Ebola crisis was high on the agenda and this matter will feature in the February issue of THE & WM.
ISWA feature in two further articles in this issue as they have formally accepted the Macedonian Solid Waste Association as an official National Member for Macedonia. Also in this issue we feature the Hazardous waste training resource produced jointly by ISWA; UNEP & UNIDO.
This issue also feature reports on a couple of events hosted by Health Care Without Harm Europe in Budapest and Bologna. Both events were in regard to Sustainable practices in the healthcare sector and both workshops had an excellent speaker programme.
Dissemination events are important in the EUHCWM project and in this issue we look at a couple of events held in the UK and intended to promote the EUHCWM project within key stakeholder groups. The events in Birmingham and Glasgow featured vocational training experts through the SQA/WAMITAB Assessor Forum in Glasgow and the NHS Performance and Advisory Group waste management representatives in Birmingham.
In each issue of THE & WM we will feature profiles of the project partners and this issue we learn a bit more about SIGMA Consultants from Greece and also the Institute of Environment Protection -National Research Institute, Poland.
Also in this issue we have taken a look at one of our partner countries, Spain, and have highlighted some best practice discovered while undertaking the assessment work for the EUHCWM project by Maria Passalacqua at Club EMAS.
As usual there is a round-up of industry news and events.