healthcare waste Articles

  • Healthcare waste management in Greece: A detailed review

    In a brief overview, healthcare related trouble areas in Greece are commonly linked to a variety of factors, waste not being one of them. Waste originating from healthcare facilities, often described as healthcare waste, requires a tentative and particular management, so as to ensure environmental and health protection. Healthcare waste management in Greece is generally considered to be ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • Healthcare Waste Diversion from Landfills & Total Destruction

    Our Health Matters.  The spread of disease is now an epidemic.  Healthcare Waste (hospital, funeral homes, labs, car homes, patient's waste in homes) disposal  59% is going to landfills contains potentially infectious waste.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdTtdyQVdLs  Biomedical waste managed under Regulations accounts for only 7% of the waste ...

  • Addressing the Issue of Cost in Healthcare

    Jonathan Lauer of the Healthcare Performance Alliance, a solution provider at the marcus evans National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2013, on approaching cost reduction in a sustained and effective ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Facilitating The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

    Challenge: The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) represents a technical consortium of medical product company manufacturers, waste collectors and recycling companies working to enable recycling of select packaging waste materials within hospital and medical facilities. Founded by Antea®Group in 2011, the objective of the HPRC is to enable packaging reduction and/or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Management of healthcare waste in national teaching and referral hospitals in Kenya

    Healthcare waste management in health facilities should include quantification of all categories to support minimisation strategies. The hazardous healthcare waste categories under study, infectious, pathological, sharps and chemical waste were weighed in the two teaching and referral institutions, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Moi Teaching Hospital (MTRH) during the wet and dry season. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beware Hazards in Healthcare: New Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

    Recently proposed EPA regulation provides a streamlined approach for healthcare facilities to better manage their hazardous pharmaceutical waste. To prepare for these changes, healthcare facilities, including manufacturers, distributers, pharmacies and retailers of pharmaceutical products in the USA will need to make operational adjustments around notification, training, record keeping and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Cost savings for Healthcare Estates delivered through improved waste management

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest White Paper for the Healthcare Sector. The whitepaper “Cost savings for healthcare estates delivered through improved waste management“ seeks to educate FM and Estates Directors of the savings that are available through improved waste management. Click ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Assessment of medical wastes management protocols in Jordanian healthcare institutions

    Successful and effective medical waste management strategy requires adopting clear and distinct protocols that will guarantee the appropriate and correct execution of this strategy. This study presents the results of a survey that has been conducted among the nursing staff working in different Jordanian hospitals in the northern, middle and southern parts of Jordan. The survey contained questions ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Roll out of new contract for Total Waste Management Private Healthcare case study

    Client: Ramsay Healthcare Location: Nationwide Date: 01/03/2012 Sector: Private Healthcare About the Project: Ramsay Healthcare Ramsay has a network of 22 private hospitals in the UK as well as 9 treatment centre's and 3 Neurological Units. GPT National Account ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Rapid assessment of occupational health and safety measures for personnel handling healthcare waste in the Gaza Strip, Palestine

    Proper healthcare waste (HCW) management practices and precautions are crucial to avoid occupational and environmental health problems amongst healthcare workers. This study aims to assess the occupational health and safety of healthcare workers involved in medical waste handling in two hospitals in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. This study was cross–sectional in design, and a simple random sampling ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance – Stratford Hospital, Stratford, Ontario, CANADA

    A FLU-ACE waste heat recovery solution at the Stratford General Hospital site of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance was supplied to Johnson Controls, Inc. by Thermal Energy as part of its major energy reduction project at the Alliance’s four hospitals. The 10-metre tall FLU-ACE system which sits mostly inside the hospital’s boiler room facility and captures the waste heat and flue gases from ...

  • Waste not, spend not

    It is estimated in American health care that 40 to 100 thousand out of every million dollars spent on food gets thrown away before it’s even served. What’s tossed from the plate further fattens the waste pot. With food costs up almost 10 percent this year, the statistics can be hard to digest.Nancy Darbut, Director of food and nutrition services for the North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis ...

  • The shredding of hospital and medical waste

    Waste produced in hospitals is a type of waste considered special or dangerous, as the material is composed of different elements:  biological and anatomical components, single use items deriving from surgical treatment, material used by healthcare personnel such as shirts, caps and masks, bandages, medicines used by patients, single-use glass and plastic containers used for extracting and ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Ebola Waste Preparedness

    A straight forward plan to deal with an issue that may seem new to many of you however this issue has been successfully addressed for decades. It’s all over the news, landfills that won’t accept ashes from incinerated waste, towns and states that won’t let waste be transported across their borders, special permits, Category A Packaging, warehouses full of drums and 6mil liners. ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Hotels save with food waste recycling

    THE Hyatt Regency Princeton in New Jersey, saved more than US$10,000 in 2009 by having its food scraps composted instead of landfilled. Like all of Hyatt’s 445 hotels and resorts, the Hyatt Regency Princeton has its own “Green Team” of staff from different sectors of the hotel, who train fellow employees on recycling procedures and look for new recycling, reduction and reuse ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Cementatious considerations for medical waste solidification

    The most common cause for alarm in the medical field pertaining to waste disposal is the exposure of the worker to infectious wastes and contraction of diseases from these wastes. With the increased risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens in handling body fluids and disposal of items that have been tainted by these fluids, awareness and education for the prevention of percutaneous wounds is the ...

  • Cementatious Considerations for Medical Waste Solidification

    The most common cause for alarm in the medical field pertaining to waste disposal is the exposure of the worker to infectious wastes and contraction of diseases from these wastes. With the increased risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens in handling body fluids and disposal of items that have been tainted by these fluids, ...


  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Sector Waste Review Service

    Pharmaceutical manufacturing plants generate a variety of waste streams throughout the production, supply and organisational processes. While the day-to-day activities are similar from one plant to the next, the actual processes used in pharmaceutical manufacturing ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Review on hospital wastes Al Baha University KSA

    Medical waste management is of a great importance due to its potential impact to environment and consequently to human health. In the recent years, many efforts have been made by environmental regulatory agencies and waste generators to better managing the wastes from healthcare facilities. In the past, medical waste was often mixed with municipal solid waste and disposed in residential waste ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Waste Management Solutions for Queens Hospital case study

    Client: Queens Hospital Location: Romford, Essex Date: 01/03/2012 Sector: Public Healthcare To implement a service provision that included a Food and Dry Mixed Recycling Service About the project: GPT Waste has been providing waste service provision to Queens Romford since contract award in ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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