Medical Waste and Climate Change – the vicious cycle we CAN fix.
A well-functioning health-care sector should help to mitigate the negative effects of pollution and climate change on public health. However, in doing so, the healthcare sector itself contributes significantly to the global carbon footprint. Thankfully, help is at hand…Read more
Common Medical Wastes And How To Treat Them
Medical waste comes in many forms. Thus, methods of treating medical waste vary accordingly. Infectious and sharps medical waste, for example, have a high potential for harm to public health if not treated effectively. Here, we evaluate the available solutions for treating this global problem.Read more
Envomed responds to WHO Report on Healthcare Waste in the Context of COVID-19
Envomed welcomes the findings in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s […]Read more
How do you solve a problem like on-site medical waste treatment?
Until now, hospitals have almost exclusively opted for off-site solutions for their RMW (Regulated Medical Waste) treatment, as existing on-site solutions have not been good enough. The Envomed 80 however, is starting to change all that.Read more
The vital role of Biocetic in the medical waste treatment process
After years of research, intensive study and development, we have established the ultimate on-site medical waste treatment solution. One which eliminates the most resistant bacterial spores and sterilizes to STAATT level IV. The Envomed 80 on-site medical waste solution shreds the waste and sends it through a sterilization process under a liquid phase using Envomed’s propriety biocide. The residue liquid is nontoxic and can be safely discharged via regular drainage systems as the complete process is totally environmental friendly and sustainable.Read more
Global Healthcare Waste Project
The UNDP GEF Project on Global Medical Waste is tackled this issue of the spread of blood-borne infection as a result of improper management of Medical Waste whilst taking into account the environmental impact and risks associated with the incineration of Medical Waste.Read more
Sustainable Health Care Waste Management
(As it appears in Eco-Business.com)
The progress of modern medicine in the recent years has been astounding. A wearable pancreas is already increasingly common, continuously monitoring blood sugar levels and dispensing insulin as needed. Soon, we may even be able to finely edit our DNA, using molecular scissors to snip out genetic defects. But as global healthcare charges forward, it leaves behind a waste crisis waiting to explode.Read more
Health NGO Reminds Hospitals to be Responsible for their Medical Waste after the Baguio Medical Center Incident
(As it appears in Healthcare without Harm)
Last July 9, 2018 residents of Tuba, Benguet were alarmed by the mixed hospital wastes they have seen drifting along the Bayacsan Creek. It was reported that the syringes, dextrose sets, vials and even rubber tubes were dumped by the Baguio Medical Center’s (BMC) waste contractor.Read more
Medical Waste – Key Facts from the WHO
Key facts and information from the World Health Organization, discussion health care activities and its by-products.Read more
The Unfortunate Future Incineration Promises Us
Advanced medical systems and the fast evolving of disposal methods of Medical Waste in developing countries, has resulted in the need for incineration.Read more
National Immunization Awareness Month – Where do the Needles go?
What better time than the National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) (August 2019), to discuss the importance of vaccinations and the advancements of disease and illness prevention.Read more
The Pressing Issue of Injury by Sharps
On our heavily populated planet, the advancement of science and medicine in all its fields means more medical care is being provided.Read more
The Validation and Process Parameters Verification Kits – a Description
When discussing the performance of a validation, we are referring to routine monitoring of the sterilization process. The aim of routine monitoring is to allow an independent validation of the sterilization process (meaning performing sterilization to STAATT IV).Read more
A Routine Validation of Microbial Deactivation Process – Why, When and How?
Infectious healthcare waste has the potential of containing pathogenic agents. It is accepted worldwide that there are strict regulations required in order to treat this infected waste. If these pathogenic agents are not deactivated to the established recommended level following treatment, the waste can pose a huge risk on public health and the environment.Read more