The SMDSA is the trade association for all those working in the healthcare and hygiene waste sector.

Representing a very specialist group of businesses, the SMDSA champions issues around policy, regulation, and best practice, aiming to be the principal point of contact for providers, consumers, and regulators of healthcare and hygiene waste services.

The association runs quarterly meetings where members come together, network and debate the critical issues affecting the industry. 

 

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News

Healthcare Waste Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) Updates

The EA has this month issued revised versions of RPS 216 and RPS 217 to reflect minor amendments. They fully replace the original versions.

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EA publishes revised CCS guidance for EPR

Following on from their consultation on the CCS scheme for assessing and scoring permit compliance, the EA has now published the consultation response document, and the revised guidance. The

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Modern Day Slavery and the Waste Industry

The CIWM North East Regional Meeting, held in York on the 7th December 2018 included a presentation from Andy Leonard from Yorkshire and Humber Police, on Modern Day Slavery and its presence in the

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EA Consultation on EPR charging proposals for April 2019

The EA has issued a draft proposal for the updating of its charging scheme which was rolled out in April 2018

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ESOS Phase 2 - What to Expect

The UK Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) launched back in 2015 and required large enterprises to introduce a system of energy audits. These needed to be completed by a

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