The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its sector plan for increasing safety in the waste and recycling industry, identifying reducing fatal injuries from moving vehicles and musculoskeletal disorders and lung disease among employees as priorities.
Three days of expert discussion and presentations covered a lot of waste and resources ground at the RWM Conference in Birmingham this week. Here’s a snapshot of some of the things that we picked up wandering the show floor.
The Trades Union Congress has supported an emergency motion condemning Birmingham City Council’s decision to go back on an Acas-brokered deal with Unite following the resignation of council leader John Clancy over his handling of the bin dispute.
WRAP is calling for local and national organisations to join it in taking joined-up action to help residents cut food waste as it starts a new phase in the organisation’s consumer food waste prevention strategy.
Residents in Bristol and South Staffordshire are the latest to receive targeted messaging about recycling metal products as part of the MetalMatters programme, with help from compliance scheme Ecosurety.
A campaign has been launched for the UN to recognise a large area of plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean as an official country, with former US Vice President Al Gore becoming the first honorary citizen of ‘the Trash Isles.’