The annual Kit Strange Memorial Lecture is held in honour of the late founder of the Resource Recovery Forum, an independent platform for waste research, information exchange, conferences and daily news bulletins. Kit Strange passed away in 2011 but is still fondly remembered as one of the first to embrace the idea of ‘waste as a resource’.
Well that was January – and no sign of any of the big three consultations that were due to be released following the publication of the waste strategy (EPR, DRS and consistency).
A joint study by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Greenwich has suggested that separate waste containers such as bags or boxes may cause “long-term musculoskeletal disorders” to collection workers.
The study used a GCU-developed body-mapping method to study the effects of lifting various types of waste containers by workers across a four-year period in an unnamed local authority.
Join CIWM for the CIWM Resource Conference Cymru and explore the challenges that face Wales. The event will bring together the cutting-edge ideas, key policy makers and industry representatives as well as technology solutions to create a working agenda for the circular economy in Wales.
I’ve recently been involved with the WISH Working Group for Health & Safety in the Textiles Recycling Industry. One of 25 different working groups currently operating under WISH to improve Health & Safety across our industry.