Tag: PPE

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Exploring the resource potential of medical waste

June 22, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has created a raft of waste-related challenges for businesses across every sector – especially those in healthcare. Hospitals and other clinical facilities have been pushed almost to breaking point as they have worked […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Pandemic-related PPE Adds to Plastic Ocean and Ocean Bound Waste

May 18, 2021

Via: Waste360

The practice of wearing face masks in public has been the norm around the globe for over a year. Worldwide that adds up to usage of roughly 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves every month, estimates the Centre […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Technology Turns COVID-19 PPE into Reusable Plastic Blocks

April 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

The United Kingdom is using approximately 53 million single-use face masks daily. Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group has developed specialized thermal heating machines that converts used PPE such as gowns and masks into reusable plastic blocks in one hour. The blocks […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

COVID-19 PPE Creates Waste

September 25, 2020

Via: Waste360

We’ve seen first-hand that personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks, gloves and disinfectant wipes is effective in the fight against COVID-19, however, with people not disposing of it properly it’s creating a new problem: waste. And it’s harmful to the […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Weathering the Essential: A Look Inside the COVID-19 Impact on the Waste and Recycling Industry

June 8, 2020

Via: Waste360

After several months in quarantine, America is beginning to slowly reopen; restarting the economy and attempting to put more than 30 million unemployed Americans back to work. Unlike other viruses and diseases, COVID-19 seemingly came out of nowhere, spreading quickly, […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

University Announces PPE, Medical Plastic Recycling Research

April 8, 2020

Via: Waste360

Troy University’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences has announced new research aimed to bolster production of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for healthcare workers and create new avenues for recycling medical plastic waste. The ongoing coronavirus crisis has put into […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services

Why aren’t you wearing your PPE? New study says it’s public image & peer pressure

August 31, 2016

Via: FirstArriving

Jennifer Taylor, PhD, associate professor in Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health and her team, used data from 123 firefighters interviews across the country to determine why they often refrain from using personal protective equipment (PPE) in dangerous situations. Their […]