Hospitals generate a wide range of waste products, both by way of regular safe-to-handle products like packaging materials and recyclables, but also a large portion of sensitive waste products which require special handling and treatment. Often, health-care waste contains potentially harmful microorganisms which can infect hospital patients, health workers and the general public if not appropriately contained and correctly disposed of. Other potential infectious risks may include the spread of drug-resistant microorganisms from health facilities into the environment.
Waste Initiatives range of equipment for the healthcare industry includes compaction & shredding equipment suitable for hygienic disposal and processing of this waste stream.
- Vertical Balers – optimise commodity value & reduce transport costs
- Shredders – reduce volume & use in packaging applications
- Compactors – for high-volume waste producers