Registration for the NHSScotland Sustainability Conference 2021 is open. This year’s conference has been scheduled to take place on 10 November 2021 to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which will bring parties together in Glasgow to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Innovation Cafés will feature sustainability and climate change initiatives in policy and practice across NHSScotland including public health, primary care, clinical, property and estates and facilities. Confirmed speakers include Dr Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland; Chris Stark, CEO at Committee on Climate Change; Jonathon Porritt, Sustainability Campaigner and Writer; Sonia Roschnik, International Climate Policy Director Healthcare Without Harm; and, Dame Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive Officer The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Conference is free to attend and open to all, though priority will be given to NHS staff.
Five million scrap tyres pass through the hands of Gary, Corey, Alec and Chase Champlin each year. Based in Concordia, a small town west of Kansas City, Champlin Tire Recycling services six US states. It also manufactures park benches and picnic tables. Managing director Gary Champlin has been in the recycling business since 1992. ‘We continue to grow and expand our end market product lines. We have been very resilient as we all are in this industry long term,’ he says. Recycling is a people’s business. Or, as many in the industry often say, it is a business of relationships and recyclers could not see themselves working in any other sphere. Gary: ‘I feel exactly the same way about our family’s recycling business. The sense of accomplishment is shared by the entire family and not just as an individual performing at work. The success of a family business will be enjoyed beyond the business itself.’
China’s State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) said on Monday it would further regulate the sharing economy sector. SAMR said on its website that price hikes in the system built around the sharing of resources were effectively contained due to its oversight. The regulator also said it is investigating food delivery giant Meituan’s acquisition of bike sharing company Mobike in 2018. Separately, Meituan on Monday warned in a filing that it may be required to pay “a significant amount” of antitrust fines and posted a third consecutive quarterly loss as it continued to invest in expanding its various businesses.