Managing Hazardous Waste Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a hospital or medical environment, preventing and delaying the spread of Coronavirus goes far beyond washing hands. Good biosecurity is essential, and the safe disposal of infected waste will save lives.

There is a need for efficient Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) to manage the transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of huge quantity of generated Hazardous Waste (HW) from industrial and commercial facilities as well as from smaller household sources as they can also pose an immediate and significant threat to environment and personnel.

The scale of the current situation, particularly in countries such as the UK which has never seen an outbreak of infectious disease of this magnitude, may seem overwhelming for those on the front line. 

Inciner8, one of the world’s largest respected incinerator manufacturers, offers a range of Incinerators for all applications in the waste management industry, products are specifically designed with clean air incineration at the forefront of product development for Medical, Animal by product and General Municipal waste streams.

The teams have been instrumental in providing high temperature medical incinerators to safely destroy infected waste during outbreaks of foot and mouth disease, avian bird flu, swine flu, and other infectious diseases.