Traditional disposal methods- Autoclaving, transport and incineration

Current Waste Process

Every day millions of kilos / pounds of regulated medical waste (biohazardous waste) are generated globally.

Untreated, this hazardous waste represents a real threat to public health and can be a serious cause of infection leading to illness and potential death.

The disposal process for regulated medical waste requires manual handling of waste bags at several stages (public health risk), transportation (increasing Co2 level & public health risk) and high-energy treatments such as steam (autoclaving) and heat (incineration) that further increase co2 levels.

Illustration of current regulated medical waste processing.

The current methods available to deal with medical waste represent a danger to public health, are environmentally unfriendly and unsustainable.

  • Storage of hazardous healthcare waste presents a concern for public safety and health, driving a requirement to move towards onsite treatment.
  • Transport of hazardous healthcare waste from source to each treatment centre in the process adds more carbon cost and CO2 emissions, and risk to public health – a more efficient process is needed.
  • Treatment of hazardous healthcare waste through these high temperature processes adds significantly to environmental carbon costs and toxic emissions (dioxins and furans) – a safer and cleaner method is needed.

Envetec Process

The Envetec process illustrated - medical waste is converted to domestic grade waste

The Envetec 200 shreds all regulated (biohazardous) medical waste while exposing it to a safe disinfectant solution, that neutralizes the waste.

Envetec 200 reduces the original volume of the waste inserted into the unit by up to 80% and converts it to safe domestic grade waste. 

  • Safe on-site, non-thermal treatment of biohazardous waste.
  • Minimise requirement for on-site storage and handling of large quantites of biohazardous waste bags. 
  • Storage space increased by 80% decrease in waste volume. 
  • Zero CO2 Emissions
  • End product can be used as waste to enery material.

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