Grundon rolls out new clinical waste containers to help improve sustainability

Grundon Waste Administration will be rolling out a fresh range of carbon-slicing clinical waste containers to greatly help customers enhance their sustainability credentials.

From April, it really is swapping single-create use of clinical waste bins created from virgin plastic with ones created from responsibly-sourced post-consumer plastic – a move which could potentially help clients cut their comparative carbon footprint by around 50 per cent per year.

Typical Grundon healthcare clients consist of NHS Trusts, private clinics and hospitals, development and research laboratories, universities, GP surgeries, veterinary clinics and dental surgeries.

Shauna Costley, Grundon’s Clinical Compliance & Sustainability Supervisor, mentioned: “In 2021, we supplied over 35,000 clinical waste bins to your healthcare clients and, because these need to be delivered for TEMPERATURE Energy Recovery Service, that’s plenty of virgin plastic likely to waste.

“Getting a a lot more sustainable and cost-effective alternate which meets all of the essential clinical waste rules and will not compromise integrity at all, has been near the top of our agenda for a few right time. The fact we are able to now provide fully-compliant containers created from blended recycled plastic is really a big step forwards and something we believe will interest customers as they make an effort to reach their very own environmental targets.” 

Manufactured by Daniels Health care  using state-of-the-art technologies , the WIVA Infinity range may be the world’s very first UN-approved clinical waste materials container created from Post-Customer Recycled Resin (PCR).

Initial consumer trials have been completely occurring and Costley states the feedback has already been “very optimistic” .

You can find expectations that the wider launch of the brand new bins will mirror outcomes from HOLLAND and Belgium, where proof recommended  clients who switched to the WIVA Infinity variety, could reduce their comparative CO 2 footprint by 50 %.

Grundon will give the containers in 30 litre (maximum filling bodyweight 12kg) and 60 litre (maximum filling bodyweight 15kg) sizes, with various coloured lid choices to facilitate right waste disposal, consistent with HTM07-01 Assistance.