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Concerns over NHHWF future prompt EGM

The National Household Hazardous Waste Forum (NHHWF) has announced an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) over growing concerns about the future of the forum.

A letter to members from the NHHWF executive committee outlined plans to discuss the Forum’s future at an EGM, with options that include a “lite” or seminar only service, continuing as normal, or amalgamating with another organisation.

The letter warned: “Going forward, the reality is that membership income will not cover all basic operating costs and therefore the Forum would not be sustainable. The worst case scenario is that the NHHWF could not operate as a going concern and would be forced to close.”

“This said we believe the NHHWF still offers a value added niche product (the NHHWF website) and service (the seminars and monthly e-zine). Especially given there are still HHW problems facing local authorities, such as management of pyrotechnics, batteries, hazardous items entering MRFs, laptop and LCD/ LED screens, coastal pollution such as oil spills, and nanomaterials.”

The NHHWF member EGM will take place on 10 March.

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