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Defra and Welsh Government - consultation on household waste duty of care

Defra and the Welsh Government have updated guidance on household waste duty of care for English local authorities on issuing fixed penalty notices. This follows on from a consultation in January 2018

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Defra's consultation on tackling waste crime and poor performance in the waste sector is live

Defra’s consultation on tackling waste crime and poor performance in the waste sector is now live.

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SMDSA Annual Report: June 2017

SMDSA Annual Report - June 2017

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David O'Gorman, of Cannon Hygiene, joins the Executive Committee, October 2017

David has accepted the invitation to stand as a Director of the SMDSA, effective from October 2017. David joins the board with over 13 years’ experience in hygiene and healthcare waste

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Q3 2017 - SMDSA Holds Annual General Meeting

The third SMDSA General Meeting for 2017, which is also the Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday 12 July and is being held at Macdonald Ansty Hotel, near Coventry.

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Defra publishes response to the consultation "Improving Air Quality: reducing emissions from medium combustion plants and generators"

Defra has published its summary of responses to the consultation on reducing emissions from Medium Combustion Plants and Generators, which ran between 16 November 2016 and 8 February 2017.

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IPPC Bureau issues 1st Draft revised Waste Incineration BREF guidance

The first draft of the revised Waste Incineration BREF note has been released by the IPPC Bureau, here: http://eippcb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reference/BREF/WI/WI_5_24-05-2017_web.pdf; European member states

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VCA's 32nd Annual Dangerous Goods Seminar - 14 & 15 June 2017

The Vehical Certification Agency (VCA) is holding it's 32nd Annual Dangerous Goods Seminar this June, at The Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire

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Q2 2017 - SMDSA General Meeting

The second SMDSA General Meeting for 2017 is on Wednesday 3 May and is being hosted by SMDSA Partner, CIWM, at its Northampton Offices.

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Cedrec Event - "Review of 2016 & How to Survive Brexit!"

Legislation Update Events - January 2017, run by Cedrec

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Q1 2017 - SMDSA General Meeting

The first SMDSA General Meeting for 2017 is on Wednesday 11 January, and is being hosted by SMDSA Member Grundon, at their Lakeside EfW Education Centre, near Colnbrook.

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CIWM Midlands Centre Event - 'The Problems and Solutions of Waste Crime'

The CIWM Midlands Centre is hosting an open event on Wednesday 28th September. It is aimed at all professionsals with an interest in waste crime and its management

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Q4 SMDSA Meeting - 12 October 2016

The fourth and final SMDSA meeting for 2016 is being held at Ansty Hall on Wednesday 12 October.

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Focus of flats as Cromwell Polythene returns to RWM show

Cromwell Polythene attended this year’s Resource Waste Management (RWM) show 13 – 15 September 2016 with a key focus on the company’s multi-trip recycling bags.

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Knowaste joins international waste project set to benefit the chemical industry

Knowaste, the first company to recycle Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) including nappies and adult incontinence material, has joined a consortium of 12 companies with a challenge to turn waste that

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Revised Fire Prevention Plan Guidance - Now Published: 29 July 2016

The Environment Agency has today (Friday 29 July) published updated regulatory guidance to help reduce the risk and impact of fires at regulated waste sites.

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Sharpsmart awarded "Healthcare Recycler of the Year" at 2016 NRAs

Healthcare waste and recycling experts, Sharpsmart, were honoured to have been awarded the coveted 'Healthcare Recycler of the Year' title at the National Recycling Awards earlier this month

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Grundon declares "less is more" when it comes to clinical waste

At the turn of this decade, China was the largest importer of recyclable material, regardless of its quality. In February 2013 however, Operation Green Fence ignited China’s fight against poor

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Sharpsmart attending Infection Prevention Society Annual Conference 2016

Clinical waste experts, Sharpsmart, are proud to announce our attendance at IPS 2016 this September.

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CIWM Healthcare Waste Special Interest Group - Waste from the Home Environment Guidance Published

Steve Lee Chief Executive for CIWM highlighted on twitter today‘CIWM’s Healthcare Waste Group have produced a “plain speak” guide for people being treated in their own homes&#

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Independent Washroom Services Association (IWSA) June 2016 Meeting

On the 14 and 15 June 2016 the IWSA had the second of three meetings held throughout the year.

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HSE Health and Safety inspector visits and associated costs

The HSE has the authority to visit your Site or business without notice. Read on for more details and a link to HSE guidance.

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Smart Motorways

Driving is, for most of us, probably the highest risk task that we perform on a daily basis. See the following guidance on Smart Motorways - there to help us drive smarter and safer: https://www.gov.

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Steven McAllister of Healthcare Environmental Group accepts position of Director of the SMDSA, June 2016

Steven has accepted a position as a Director of the SMDSA, effective as of 22 June 2016. Steven is the Operations Director for Healthcare Environmental Group.

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Hazardous Waste Stakeholder Event 15 &18 July 2016

This is a free event, open to businesses that produce or handle hazardous waste, hosted by the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales and supported by the CIWM. Its aim is to seek help from

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Clare Noble of PHS accepts position of Chair of the SMDSA, June 2016

Clare has accepted the position of Chair of the SMDSA, effective as of 13 June 2016. Clare is the Operations Director for the Hygiene arm of PHS Group. PHS has been a long-standing member of the SMDSA

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Veolia first to achieve R1 status for all UK energy recovery facilities (CIWM)

Veolia has become the first operator in the UK to achieve the high efficiency R1 standard for all of its energy recovery facilities.

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SMDSA long-standing member, Cromwell Polythene, uses MP’s Earth Day visit to highlight range of environmental issues

Cromwell Polythene’s Managing Director, James Lee, highlighted a wide range of environmental issues when local MP Nigel Adams visited the company’s Sherburn headquarters, near Leeds, in

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2016 Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice Published

DEFRA, in March 2016 published the 'Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice'

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Genesis Biosciences’ anti-microbial product making washrooms and feminine hygiene units cleaner and safer

Welsh biosciences company and member of the SMDSA, Genesis Biosciences, has developed unique anti-microbial technology for the facilities management industry. The products provide protection to users

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VCA 31st Annual Dangerous Goods Seminar - 7th and 8th June 2016

Now in it's 31st year, this annual seminar is billed as a must for everyone involved in the manufacture, handling, and transport of dangerous goods

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Cathedral Hygiene receives Gold RoSPA Award for 4th Consecutive Year

Cathedral Hygiene receives Gold RoSPA Award for 4th Consecutive Year.

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Sharpsmart supports Organisations to Achieve their Sustainability Targets

Sharpsmart supports Organisations to Achieve their Sustainability Targets

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Cromwell Polythene Extends Washroom Range

Cromwell Polythene has extended its washroom range with the introduction of a white LDPE saddle bag for the discreet disposal of feminine hygiene and other sanitary waste.

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SMDSA and CIWM sign MoU

Following a period of discussion between the two parties, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Chairman of the SMDSA and the President of CIWM in October 2015.

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78 Million Landfill Tax Probe

Landfill tax £78m fraud probe arrests across North East.

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Defra and Welsh Government - consultation on household waste duty of care

Defra and the Welsh Government have updated guidance on household waste duty of care for English local authorities on issuing fixed penalty notices. This follows on from a consultation in January 2018

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Defra's consultation on tackling waste crime and poor performance in the waste sector is live

Defra’s consultation on tackling waste crime and poor performance in the waste sector is now live.

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SMDSA Annual Report: June 2017

SMDSA Annual Report - June 2017

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David O'Gorman, of Cannon Hygiene, joins the Executive Committee, October 2017

David has accepted the invitation to stand as a Director of the SMDSA, effective from October 2017. David joins the board with over 13 years’ experience in hygiene and healthcare waste

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Q3 2017 - SMDSA Holds Annual General Meeting

The third SMDSA General Meeting for 2017, which is also the Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday 12 July and is being held at Macdonald Ansty Hotel, near Coventry.

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