non-hazardous healthcare waste News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Antea Group Releases New White Paper on Hazardous Waste Management Services in the Healthcare Sector

    Since the early 1980’s hazardous waste management in this country has largely consisted of a “one size fits all” set of stringent regulations promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The regulations presume that manufacturers and commercial operations generate relatively predictable amounts of hazardous waste from specific locations and processes. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Updated eTool for healthcare industry helps employees avoid injuries

    Employers and employees in the healthcare industry stand to benefit from the new sonography and updated surgical modules featured in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hospital eTool, posted to OSHA's Web site today. OSHA's eTools are stand-alone, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. OSHA developed these eTool modules with input from the ...

  • Beware the Slippery Slope: Slips, Trips, and Falls at Healthcare Facilities

    Hospitals are safe places to work - right? Well, maybe not. US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2014 (the most recent year published) show that total recordable case rate for hospitals (injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers) is 6.2. The hospital injury rate is higher ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Medical and other healthcare professional Offices save time, money and the environment with `green` alternative to traditional medical waste pick-up service

    Sharps Compliance Corp., (Nasdaq: SMED) a leading full-service provider of cost-effective management solutions for medical waste and unused patient medications, is helping medical and other healthcare professional offices like doctors, dentists, vets, clinics, tattoo studios, and skilled nursing or assisted living facilities save time, money and the ...

  • Doctors, Dentists, Veterinarians and Other Healthcare Professionals and Facilities Prevent Improper Disposal of Over 600 Million Needles and Syringes

    Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ: SMED),  a leading full-service provider of cost-effective management solutions for medical waste and unused dispensed medications generated outside the hospital and large healthcare facility setting, is helping healthcare professionals including doctors, dentists, vets, clinics, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities save time, ...


    By Sharps Compliance, Inc.

  • Irish EPA publishes National Hazardous Waste Management Plan

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week published a National Hazardous Waste Management Plan for the period 2008-2012 for the prevention, reduction and management of hazardous waste in Ireland. In 2006 there were 284,000 tonnes of hazardous waste generated, and half of this waste was exported for treatment abroad. The largest quantity of hazardous waste is generated by Irish industry ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Better Protect our Waterways

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule ...

  • Stericycle Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Service Agreement With Premier for Hazardous Waste Management

    Acute care hospital members can utilize or contract with one provider to manage multiple hazardous waste streams as part of a national agreement. LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Stericycle Inc. (Nasdaq: SRCL), a leader in healthcare-related services that protects people and reduces risk, announced it has been awarded a new contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc. ...


    By Stericycle, Inc.

  • Launch of innovative waste management qualification

    A new resource and waste management diploma designed to reflect the changing needs of the sector launches this month in Huddersfield. The University of Huddersfield's Level 5 Diploma in Professional Studies (Resource and Waste Management), features an innovative personalised professional development module and an array of technical options aimed at satisfying both employer and employee needs.The ...


  • 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

  • Level Sensors Market in water and waste water management

    Level measurement is a very basic process used across several industrial segments. Due to advancement in level sensing technologies, level sensors are expected to show proper growth during the forecast period. The market has entered into a transition from contact type of measurement to non-contact type of measurement over the past five years. Though the current market is dominated by contact ...


  • GPT Waste embraces National edoc programme

    On Wednesday 11th September, we were present at the preview of the National electronic duty of care programme (edoc) which was unveiled at the CIWM RWM Show in Birmingham. The edoc programme is a four year initiative that began development in January 2011 and will run until December 2014. The programme is an EU LIFE+ funded initiative set up by Environment Agency, Chartered Institute of Wastes ...


    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

  • 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

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