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  • Frost & Sullivan: Europe’s burning desire for alternatives to medical waste incineration

    With the global push towards a greener world comes the awareness to decrease carbon emissions. Throughout many parts of Europe the dominant method of medical waste removal continues to be incineration. Although a successful and easy way to cope with medical waste, the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from incineration are leading European countries to search for alternative methods to dispose ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Frost & Sullivan: Europe's Burning Desire for Alternatives to Medical Waste Incineration

    With the global push towards a greener world comes the awareness to decrease carbon emissions. Throughout many parts of Europe the dominant method of medical waste removal continues to be incineration. Although a successful and easy way to cope with medical waste, the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from incineration are leading European countries to search for alternative methods to dispose ...


  • Medical Practices: Save money on waste

    Biomedical waste hauling can mean big expenditures for medical practices. As a general rule, a small- to medium-sized medical office spends between $300 to $1,000 each month for transport and treatment services, with dentists averaging between $70-150 per month. “There’s a lot of waste in the waste business, and healthcare workers often think they’re paying less for these services than they ...


  • 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 ...

  • MediBurn: Destroying Medical Waste in Developing Countries and Remote Locations

    A devastating earthquake occurs in Haiti. An outbreak of Ebola is reported in Africa. A volcano destroys half of the Caribbean island of Montserrat. What do they have in common? In each case, Elastec’s MediBurn was employed to assist in the recovery. MediBurn is a diesel fueled medical waste incinerator designed for use in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, laboratories, blood banks and ...


    By Elastec

  • Solving London’s Food Waste Issue is on the Menu

    GPT Waste is serving up a solution to London’s food waste issue. According to the Feeding Britain report, 4.3 million tonnes of surplus food is being thrown away in Britain every year. Approximately 18 million tonnes of food in the UK will end up in landfill annually, with the value being close to £23bn. The total value is rising rapidly due to ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • Harmless bacteria engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic

    A team of students from Imperial College London have been recognised for their project, which uses harmless engineered bacteria to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic or bio-plastic. Harmless bacteria have been engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic by a team of students from Imperial College London. According to the team the bio-plastic uses include ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Hazardous medical wastes targeted in $40-million joint UN-Indian project

    The United Nations agency that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction and environmental sustainability has teamed up with the Government of India in a $40-million pilot project to help the country’s healthcare system dispose of hazardous medical waste. “Every year, over 300,000 tons of medical waste is generated in India,” UN Industrial Development Organization ...


    By United Nations

  • Ten New England Organizations Commit to Reduce Food Waste

    Ten New England educational, healthcare and other business institutions have become members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, a national initiative that encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities. The 10 new participants in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge from New ...

  • ReportsnReports - China Solid Waste Disposal Industry Report, 2009

    China Solid Waste Disposal Industry Report, 2009  In 2008, China dealt with 103.066 million tons of municipal waste by innocuous disposal. The harmless disposal rate of MSW increased to 66.8%, which will bring significant business opportunities to solid waste processing ...


  • 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

  • Medical waste, bad for your health and bad for your rights, warns UN expert

    Medical waste is posing a growing problem worldwide, jeopardizing the health of staff, patients, disposal workers and anyone else coming into contact with the often hazardous materials discarded by hospitals and other health-care sites, a United Nations human rights expert said today. Calin Georgescu, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxic waste, issued a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • U.S. Medical Waste Market Analysis: Treatment, Containment, Management and Disposal Products Reviewed in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com

    “U.S. Medical Waste Treatment, Containment, Management and Disposal Markets” this report provides:     An overview of the market for various types of medical waste treatment, containment, management, and disposal products, with current and potential applications for each     Analyses of market trends, with data from ...


  • Air Products to Build the World`s Largest Advanced Gasification Energy-from-Waste Facility

    Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it will build and operate the world's largest renewable energy plant in the UK using advanced gasification energy-from-waste (EfW) technology. The Tees Valley plant, located at the New Energy and Technology Business Park, near Billingham, Teesside, will be the first of its kind in the UK, and the largest of its kind anywhere in the world with an ...


    By Air Products

  • RecoMed wins National Recycling Award for medical PVC recycling

    RecoMed, the PVC medical devices take-back scheme, is a joint winner of the Waste Prevention category of the 2017 National Recycling Awards for its innovative approach to sustainable healthcare recycling. It’s yet another accolade - the third in two years - for the unique UK-wide scheme, which is run by project partners Axion Consulting, a resource recovery specialist, and the British ...

  • Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags

    For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year, writes Gaelle Gourmelon, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Worldwatch Institute, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Good practice: examples of good practice in climate change and health

    Examples of good practice for hospitals from the dicussion paper, Healthy Hospitals, Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Addressing climate change in health care settings- produced the HEAL and Health Care Without Harm Europe and the World Health Organization Energy efficiency Reduce hospital energy consumption and costs through efficiency and conservation measures. Green building design Build ...

  • Scranton Products Introduces New, More Sustainable Locker Boxes Containing 50% or More Post-Consumer Content

    Scranton Products, a world leader in lockers and bathroom partitions, has taken environmental awareness one step further, now manufacturing its DuraLife and TuffTec Lockers™ with 50 percent post-consumer content as a standard product offering. That means there is no ...


  • RecoMed wins INOVYN Sustainability Award for medical PVC recycling

    RecoMed, the PVC medical devices take-back scheme, has won the Sustainability category of the 2016 INOVYN Awards for its innovative approach to sustainable healthcare recycling. It’s the second accolade in just over a year for the scheme, which is run by project partners Axion Consulting, a resource recovery specialist, and the British ...

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