medical waste handling News

  • 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

  • EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from Hazardous Waste Fines SUNY Downstate Medical Center for improper storage and handling of hazardous waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center for violating federal hazardous waste law. The hospital must come into compliance with hazardous waste requirements and faces fines up to $156,710 for the improper management and storage of hazardous wastes in two buildings in its Brooklyn, New York campus. EPA inspections revealed the ...

  • Emission rules tighten for medical waste incinerators

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new limits on air emissions will affect most existing hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI). This final action will reduce about 390,000 pounds of several pollutants each year including acid gases, nitrogen oxides, and metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. The agency also is finalizing additional testing, monitoring, and ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • Solid waste incinerator for commercial, industrial and medical industries

    Granite Environmental solid waste incinerators provide a safe and effective solution for solid waste disposal in environmentally sensitive and remote locations. Incineration is a waste treatment technology for the controlled combustion of waste organic materials and substances. Our company has four models for commercial and industrial waste incineration available. Key ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Alaska Federal Court orders safety waste incineration to stop burning medical waste & pay US$75k penalty

    Nancy and James Oliver, doing business as Safety Waste Incineration in Wasilla, Alaska, have received a federal court order to stop receiving, incinerating, or handling hospital, medical, and infectious waste after July 1, 2009. This order is a permanent injunction issued by Judge John W. Sedwick of the federal District Court of Alaska in a case brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

  • San Antonio Area Can Now Safely Process Medical Waste Locally - MedSharps Installs First Commercially-Available Steam Autoclave in the Region

    SCHERTZ, Texas - MedSharps, a division of Schertz-based Marshall Shredding Company, announced the San Antonio region’s only commercial steam autoclave is ready for the public to utilize. “We’re glad to provide South Texas with the safest, cleanest and most efficient way to process medical waste,” says Rob Marshall, president of MedSharps. “As the area continues to ...


    By Marshall Shredding Company

  • Biomedical Waste Situation in Istanbul

    In developing countries, solid waste has not been considered sufficiently important to be of concern. In many countries hazardous and medical wastes are still handled and disposed of together with domestic waste, thus creating a significant health risk to workers, the public and the environment. In Brazil for instance, it has been estimated by the Brazilian Sanitary and Environmental Engineering ...


  • Verantis Announces Award to Supply an Emission Control System for a Major US Medical Supplier

    Verantis Corporation, a global provider of turnkey environmental and process solutions for industrial plants, announced it has received a major project award to supply an emission control system for a large scale sterilization process. A major supplier of medical devices in ...

  • Managing waste for a greener tomorrow

    Growing population and infrastructural changes world over has given rise to the waste being accumulated. The waste aggregate in Middle East has increased over the years and per capita waste generation for the region is expected to boost up to 18 billion tons by the year 2020. Abu Dhabi based marine contracting company Khamis Al Rumaithy (Kare), is planning to come up with a deepwater ship ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • China: Solid Waste Treatment in Liaoning

    Liaoning province, China's important industrial and raw material base, lies in the south of the country's northeast region. With 14 municipalities and a population of 42 million, the province covers an area of over 150,000 sq. km. The pillar industries in Liaoning include petrochemical, metallurgy, electronics/information technology, and manufacturing. The outputs of these industries are also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • THE GRAND SLAM™ WASTE RECYCLER FROM STEDMAN

    Aurora, IN - The Grand Slam™ Waste Recycler, manufactured by Stedman, is designed for sizing hundreds of materials and agglomerated wastes into carefully controlled uniform sizes, reducing maintenance time and expense. The Grand Slam Waste Recycler is capable of handling up to 100 tons of wet and sticky or dry and fibrous material per hour, and typical applications include: bakery waste for ...


    By Stedman

  • U.S. EPA fines tucson facility $30,000 for hazardous waste violations

    Inspections at MRI Manufacturing and Research, Inc. in 2010 uncovered violations of federal standards governing the handling and storing of hazardous waste. In this case, the materials were industrial solvents used to manufacture medical devices, such as tubing for catheters. Among the violations were mislabeled or unlabeled containers, failure to provide proof of employee training and inadequate ...

  • Fort Lewis Agrees to Pretreat Hazardous Wastes

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington Department of Ecology and Fort Lewis have agreed to eliminate potential discharges of hazardous wastes to the Fort's wastewater treatment plant. The memorandum of understanding signed Tuesday outlines the steps and timeline Fort Lewis will follow to develop and implement a pretreatment program for any industrial wastes generated by the Fort and other ...

  • 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 ...

  • State to investigate radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Nevada state officials said Tuesday they don't know what sparked an apparent explosion and fire at a closed commercial radioactive waste dump in a predominantly rural county, but they vowed that the state will handle the investigation and cleanup. "We have the jurisdiction. We have the assets, and that's the course of action," James Wright, state Department of Public Safety chief, said after ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. EPA Fines Biosearch Technologies of Novato, Calif. for Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has fined Biosearch Technologies $31,500 for improper management of hazardous waste at its Novato, Calif. facility. Biosearch Technologies is a large quantity generator of hazardous waste in an industrial area of the city located in Marin County. The company designs and manufactures products, such as DNA sequencing kits, for the ...

  • 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

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