clinical waste News

  • Clinical Win for GPT Waste

    We are proud to announce that we have secured a 2 year, clinical waste management contract for St John & St Elizabeth Hospital This prestigious two year hospital waste management contract will see waste streams including all healthcare waste and eventually the GMW and recyclable waste. There will also be the opportunity for GPT Waste to ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Tradebe and SITA UK form new joint venture clinical waste management company

    Tradebe has signed a contract with SITA UK to form a new joint venture clinical waste management business - Tradebe Healthcare Holdings Ltd. The new company will consist of eight sites strategically located across England and Wales. Tradebe and SITA UK have formed a new joint venture clinical waste business - Tradebe Healthcare Holdings Limited. The new company is ...


    By Tradebe

  • Daimer Releases Vapor Steam Cleaner for Veterinary Clinics’ Maintenance

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the world's renowned supplier of steam cleaner systems, such as top quality portable steam cleaner machines, rugged floor cleaning machines, and other truly unique products, is now shipping the KleenJet® Mega 1000CVP – ATIS® to veterinary clinics. The commercial steam cleaner includes a powerful vacuum and the ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Kaiser Permanente and La Maestra community health center celebrate ribbon cutting of innovative `Green` clinic

    With today"s ribbon-cutting ceremony, La Maestra Community Health Center in San Diego, Calif., officially welcomed City Heights neighbors and community leaders to preview the new, larger facility which, thanks to a $1 million grant from Kaiser Permanente, will now increase capacity three-fold and be able to accommodate an anticipated 180,000 patient and client ...

  • EPA proposes adding hazardous pharmaceutical waste to universal waste rule

    To help provide a streamlined system for disposing of hazardous pharmaceutical waste that is protective of public health and the environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add hazardous pharmaceutical waste to the Universal Waste Rule.  The proposed rule encourages generators to dispose of pharmaceutical waste that is classified as non-hazardous under the Resource ...

  • GPT - The Waste Solution wins total waste management contract for the MoD

    GPT Waste, the largest UK independent provider of waste management solutions and sustainable waste services has won a three year, total waste management contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The project is for the provision of total waste management services across approximately 40 MoD sites of varying sizes ranging from Army Careers Information offices to barracks. The three year ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Increasing standards for Healthcare Waste Management

    The healthcare sector is heavily governed by industry regulations and clinical waste management has become an area that requires specialist expertise from trusted and knowledgeable suppliers to enable them to meet stringent compliance requirements. In July this year, the government published regulations that outlined changes to the way health and care services are ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Kidney treatment is significant contributor to NHS waste

    Kidney care contributes “significantly” towards the amount of waste generated by the NHS, a survey by the Campaign for Greener Healthcare has found. Dialysis is the most common treatment for end-stage kidney disease and single-use pre-packaged products have enabled an increase in its availability. However, this has led to high levels of packaging waste which becomes clinical waste, limiting its ...

  • 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 vary widely. The pharmaceutical industry is highly competitive and many organisations are often ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • UN warns toxic waste still a threat

    Two years after an illegal toxic dumping operation in the Ivorian capital Abidjan created a widespread medical emergency and political scandal, UN contamination expert Okechukwu Ibeanu warns the clean-up effort has stalled. “The sites have still not been decontaminated and continue to pose a threat to the health of thousands of people,” Ibeanu, the UN Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of ...


    By IRIN

  • LDK Consultants completes the National Healthcare Waste Management Plan for Greece

    LDK Consultants recently completed a project of significant importance, regarding the elaboration of the waste management plan for waste originating from healthcare facilities nationwide, for the Greek Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works. The main objective of the plan is to ensure the sound management of healthcare waste in respect to human health and the environment, in ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • Giant Waste Dump Poisoning Nairobi Children, Environment

    NAIROBI, Kenya, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - One of Africa's largest waste dumps, the Dandora Municipal Dumping Site in Nairobi, is a threat to the health of children living nearby and the city's environment, a new study shows. Tests found high levels of lead and other heavy metals in the blood of area children, who also suffer from respiratory diseases, including chronic bronchitis and ...

  • NHS Doctors have a responsibility to cut waste and manage resources more effectively

    With NHS finances being stretched to the limit and budgets constantly under pressure, it is apparent that resources need to being managed more efficiently to minimise waste across the sector. The questions is not ‘how can resources be managed more effectively?’, it is actually a case of identifying ‘who’ is best placed to own the problem and tackle the issues ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Energy-from-waste can help NHS to meet carbon targets

    Energy-from-waste facilities can play a bigger role in dealing with residual waste not suitable for recycling for National Health Service Sites, according to Scottish-based waste management training consultancy WamCal. Speaking after the publication of the NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy, published on 27 January, WamCal project manager Alastair Rogers told MRW that the strategy was “encouraging” ...

  • Should the UK Rethink the handling of Medical Waste Following Ebola Outbreak?

    The UK is worryingly underprepared when it comes to hazardous waste disposal in high-risk environments and too reliant on out-dated procedures that leave those responsible for waste collection vulnerable and open to infection. Whilst Ebola represents a small risk to the UK, the healthcare sector and industries responsible for managing high-risk waste should re-examine the way in which they ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Cost savings for healthcare estates delivered through improved waste management

    GPT Waste began talks with a global hospital group with a network of over 30 hospital facilities in the UK. As part of the process, GPT Waste undertook site visits to audit the existing waste across each of the facilities. The results of the audit highlighted that several thousand tonnes of waste was being produced per year due to existing clinical waste disposal methods that were in place. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • BD and Waste Management Launch Initiative to Recycle Medical Sharps

    BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX) and Waste Management Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced an agreement to recycle medical sharps waste from hospitals and other healthcare facilities.  The companies are jointly launching the BD ecoFinity™ Life Cycle Solution, an innovative service that will recycle ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • WasteCare Corporation Introduces Innovative Red Bag Waste Equipment Solution

    WasteCare Corporation, a company that specializes in waste recycling solutions has added a new product that significantly reduces the waste processing and disposal costs associated with red bag waste... a burdensome waste profile that is common to hospitals, medical centers, clinics and healthcare facilities in general.   WasteCare Corporation proudly introduces a new product that is ...


    By WasteCare Corporation.

  • Medical Waste Management Market to Grow at a CAGR of 4.8% to 2018

    The report “Medical Waste Management Market by Sector (Hospital & Pharmaceutical), Service (Collection, Transportation & Storage, Treatment, Disposal & Recycling), Treatment Technology (Mechanical, Thermal, Chemical, Microwave Irradiation) & Geography – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018” by MarketsandMarkets is now available at ...

  • Veterans administration medical center in Wichita, Kan., to pay $17,979 civil penalty to settle hazardous waste issues

    The Robert J. Dole Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., has agreed to pay a $17,979 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of hazardous waste violations on its campus. In addition to the civil penalty, the Veterans Administration has agreed to spend an estimated $61,900 on a supplemental environmental project to erect a hazardous waste accumulation building at ...

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