What Steps Can Hospitals Take To Ensure The Highest Level of Cleanliness?

The importance of cleanliness in healthcare facilities cannot be understated. In order to create a safe and healthy environment for both patients and staff, it is essential to maintain a high level of cleanliness. This includes regularly cleaning all surfaces, disinfecting areas that are at risk of contamination, and ensuring that all waste is properly …

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PPE Medical Waste Disposal Issues in Developing Countries

Developing nations are especially prone to poor management of medical waste disposal. This is due to a lack of appropriate systems, education, and facilities. In India, for example, there is a lack of awareness about how to properly dispose of medical waste. This, coupled with the lack of incineration facilities and poor segregation, makes the …

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Stericycle banned from burning medical waste in SLC, but the fight may not be over

NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Local environmental groups are celebrating a victory now that a medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake belonging to Stericycle has been shut down. The group Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment has been leading the charge to stop the plant from burning medical waste in Utah. The company …

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Pyrolysis Seen as Possible Solution for Disposal of Face Masks

Researchers discuss turning discarded COVID masks into energy producing fuel Korean scientists have demonstrated that used COVID surgical masks are able to be converted into chemicals by using a revolutionary pyrolysis thermal decomposition process. This international team, led by Dr. Xiangzhou Yuan and Professor Yong Sik Ok is located primarily in South Korea, and receives …

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Excessive Amounts of COVID Medical Waste Causing Negative Environmental Impact

Excessive Amounts of COVID Medical Waste Causing Negative Environmental Impact COVID is not just a public health crisis, it is an environmental one as well. With over 430 million confirmed cases around the world, the result has been the generation of massive amounts of biohazardous waste. Used sharps, blood vials, masks, test kits, gloves, syringes …

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Medical Waste Generated by the Covid-19 Pandemic is Overwhelming Indonesia’s Landfills

Medical waste generated by the Covid-19 pandemic is overwhelming Indonesia’s landfills. Surgical masks, personal protective equipment (PPE) and syringes can be found mixed with regular trash in Burangkeng, one of the largest waste disposal sites in the country. According to the United Nations, medical waste in the capital Jakarta has soared more than 500 per …

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The City of Jamestown will be Installing 8 AdvoWaste Medial Waste Kiosks

The city of Jamestown, in conjunction with Hope Chautauqua/Prevention Works, will be installing 8 AdvoWaste Medial Waste kiosk boxes. Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist told The Post-Journal the city has not received the boxes yet, but submitted its application with Hope Chautauqua/Prevention Works to the state. “We have submitted for eight locations in the city based …

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