Tag: medical waste

Biomedical waste is waste that is either putrescible or potentially infectious. Biomedical waste may also include waste associated with the generation of biomedical waste that visually appears to be of medical or laboratory origin (e.g., packaging, unused bandages, infusion kits, etc.), as well research laboratory waste containing biomolecules or organisms that are restricted from environmental release. As detailed below, discarded sharps are considered biomedical waste whether they are contaminated or not, due to the possibility of being contaminated with blood and their propensity to cause injury when not properly contained and disposed of. Biomedical waste is a type of biowaste.

Technology in a Can

Technology in a Can

Challenges and opportunities are coming your way—every system has them. But as a manager, the measure of your success, maybe even your job, can come down to how well you deal with them.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” or so said the late Peter Drucker. If asked to elaborate,

CTs: Why, Where, What, and When (Number 1)

CTs: Why, Where, What, and When (Number 1)

Last week’s 2016 Southern California Conversion Technology Conference (SCCTC) put on by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW) focused on the need for the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to rescind its exclusion from full diversion credit of thermochemical CTs for treating MSW feedstocks.

A Different Kind of Operation

A Different Kind of Operation

When most people think of waste collection, they think of the weekly waste pickup at the curb outside the home. For most of us, the typical waste collection truck loaded by men picking up individual trash cans and dumping them in the back of the truck is all there is

Toter Adds Two Regional Sales Managers

Toter Adds Two Regional Sales Managers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. [July 8, 2015] – Toter®, a Wastequip® brand, and the nation’s leading manufacturer of two-wheel carts for curbside collection of waste, recycling, and organics, today announces the addition of two regional sales managers. Gareth Buxton will have responsibility for the mid-Atlantic region, and Blake Wetzel will be responsible

Wastequip Announces New Toter President

Wastequip Announces New Toter President

Chris Kete Joins Wastequip to Lead its Plastics Division

CHARLOTTE, N.C. [June 1, 2015] — Leading waste and recycling equipment manufacturer, Wastequip, has added an executive leadership position at its corporate headquarters. Industrial manufacturing veteran, Chris Kete, has joined the company’s plastics division, where he’ll lead business and brand strategy for

Keeping Inlets Clean and Green

Keeping Inlets Clean and Green

Northern California’s Alameda County, the city of Livermore, and the California Department of Transportation have teamed up to work on a series of improvements on a 4.6-mile stretch of State Route 84. “It’s a widening of Highway 84 beginning about 1 mile south of Interstate 580,” explains Bob Brown, president

Sound, Emissions, Fuel: Covered

Sound, Emissions, Fuel: Covered

In 2001, Cornell University started an energy master plan to address a growing number of concerns. “We were faced at the time with significant load growth, the need for renewal, and deeper awareness of the environmental impact associated with greenhouse gas footprint,” says Tim Peer, P.E., Cornell University’s energy plant

Which Way to Go?

Which Way to Go?

Written by  Penelope B. Grenoble In the first of this series of articles on emerging trends toward integrated systems of waste management ( MSW Management, June 2012), we spotlighted plans by both the city and county of Los Angeles to utilize waste conversion to clean energy technology (WTCE) to help

Coping After Katrina

With the 2006 hurricane season just a few months away, the raw memories of Hurricane Katrina and other history-making hurricanes of the past few years surely have those living in states bordering the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean biting their nails.Hurricane Katrina–one of the worst natural disasters in

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