Medical Waste Articles

  • Polaris Scientific UV Series Now UVA Series ; Product Line Modification Bulletin

    Polaris Scientific is proud to announce that our UV Series line of sterilization systems is now in the process of being replaced by our new UVA Series line which has the added benet of Polaris Scientics New Patented 4 Pin Germicidal Lamp design. The new patented staggered 4 Pin design will be exclusive to Polaris UV customers and will not be available elsewhere. This new lamp pin configuration ...


    By WECO Filters

  • Tackling medical waste in chile

    Geconor are building a business treating medical waste in Chile We interviewed general manager Jorge Rivera to find out more. ...

  • Management of Medical and Hospital Waste

    Shredding Solutions for Medical and Hospital Waste Treatment and Disposal ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Addfield receives highly prestigious ‘Board of Trade’ award.

    Achieving further recognition for continuing international success on Thursday the 6th September, Managing Director Steve Lloyd joined a select number of innovative UK companies at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry to receive their latest business award.  Presented by the Secretary of State for International Trade Dr Liam Fox MP after having been awarded the highly respected ...

  • Show Us Your Baler!

    Do you have a Harmony baler in use at your housing, commercial, or medical facility? WE WANT TO SEE IT!  TELL US YOUR STORY! As a third generation, family-owned business, we love to hear stories of how our products are helping customers with their waste handling and recycling needs!  We also value the importance of how our equipment helps to ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • C36TC Product Spotlight Announced!

    People who manage office buildings, hospitals, hotels, and apartment buildings know the challenges of collecting and disposing of waste.  Waste that is deposited down many floors in a chute system can pile up quickly, creating not only a mess, but also health and fire hazards. ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Sustaining the natural beauty on the Ascension Islands

    It’s a fantastic honour to have been asked to provide a solution to The Ascension Islands. A beautiful location just south of the equator.  An incredibly remote location, with a population of approximately 800 people including a US Airforce base housing 200 residents. Being surrounded by so much ocean and with a limited amount of land means that solid waste is a serious issue that ...

  • Quit wasting time in wastewater filtration

    Susan takes pride in the work she does each day. After all, without her expertise in the lab, the plants and animals that live in and around her community’s waterways could suffer. ...


    By GE Healthcare Life Sciences

  • Taking a responsible approach to medical waste in Pakistan - Case Study

    The growing risk to public health. With the rapid growth in population across Pakistan it is becoming more of a challenge to safely and securely dispose of medical waste.  With the continuing risks to public health it is essential that waste is not only properly disposed of but also managed. With many healthcare facilities found to be operating without a suitable waste ...

  • Measles and HIV Research Programmes - Case Study

    The Medical Research Council (MRC) has units based in Uganda and Gambia. These were the chosen countries to introduce a state of the art incinerators to help tackle the Measles and HIV outbreak that plagues millions of people. Client Overview The MRC’s focal point is medical science that will provide life changing improvement to the health systems in both the UK and in ...

  • Improving the basic healthcare of Nigeria - Case Study

    UNICEF is working with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to improve the health care system of Nigeria. They collaborated with Addfield for a trial run of 16 containerised incinerators that were sent to medical facilities in Anambra, Benue, Enugu, Kogi and Kwara. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for the safety of children across the globe. They have created ...

  • Waste management in Algeria - Case Study

    Client Overview Stidest specialises in the collection, treatment and incineration of waste. Their main groups are pharmaceutical, veterinary, medical and paramedical. This usually consists of expired drugs, waste with a risk of infection and general medical waste you would expect to find at a hospital. Stidest’s main asset was their incinerators, but the ones that they ...

  • Medical waste incinerators are the next logical step for many countries - Case Study

    Worldwide medical waste incinerators are making a huge difference to waste control, many clinics and hospitals that just a few years ago either buried or burned their medical waste are now utilising the benefits of incinerators to help them take the next step toward better health. Even generating heat and hot water and in some larger cases electricity generation are available. ...

  • Medical Waste Management Facility Isle of Man – Addfield C1000 - Case Study

    Offsetting environmental and biosecurity issues whilst providing cost benefits by managing waste on the island. In 2006, Addfield-Techtrol installed a 1000kg per hour medical waste treatment plant on the Isle of Man, UK. The plant was integrated into the existing municipal waste site and conceived to manage a wide variety of hazardous waste streams that included clinical waste, ...

  • Ebola attacks Africa - Case Study

    When Ebola struck Africa, the most important objective was to contain the virus to prevent the spread of the disease; with the near future goal of eradicating the devastating disease. Client overview Addfield were approached by MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières‎) to provide incinerators to Liberia in support of their ‘Stop Ebola’ campaign and WFP ...

  • BioCycle World - February

    Economic, Climate Impacts Of Wasted Produce Researchers at Karlstad University in Karlstad, Sweden collected primary data on fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) waste through direct measurements in three large retail stores in Sweden (55,000 sq.ft. to 75,000 sq.ft. in floor area) to conduct an analysis from the perspectives of wasted mass, economic cost and climate impact. A method of measuring ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Harmony Offers Needs Assessments For Medical Facilities Nationwide

    Medical facilities and nursing homes face unique challenges when it comes to managing their waste and recycling.  Medical facilities produce a variety of waste types, often in large volumes.  The physical size of buildings and intricate floor plans add to the complexity of efficient mitigation of this waste.  Managers need efficient ways to deal with the excess waste that is ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Keeping hygiene front of mind

    Hygiene is drummed into us from a young age. It usually starts with the more unsavoury lessons – like don’t pick your nose – and gradually migrates to the importance of showers, deodorant and good sexual health. It’s only when some of us dedicate themselves to caring for others do we fully appreciate how important hygiene is. In a good hospital robust ...


    By DDC Dolphin Ltd

  • A time to reflect … and to look ahead

    Past achievements and future targets for the world’s leading incinerator specialists It’s almost Christmas and another (extremely hectic) year is now drawing to a close.  So although it is a time when we can look back with enormous pride on twelve months that were crammed with impressive achievements and at a few of the momentous moments in our calendar, it also time to ...

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