Medical & hospital waste

Complex waste, rich in potential

To many people, medical waste – such as soiled dressings, surgical gowns and sanitary products – represents an often hazardous stream that is too complex or corrosive to shred. But this ‘yellow bag’ waste does still have a resource value. So, rather than sending these difficult-to-decompose materials to landfill – with 3 billion nappies disposed of per year alone – it is possible to prioritise a recycling or energy recovery route instead.

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  • Why shred medical and hospital waste?

    It is important to consider the health risks associated with medical waste disposal. As a nation, do we want sanitary products and surgical dressings slowly rotting on a landfill site? Or would we rather shred such high calorific value materials to ensure their safe use via the Waste to Energy market?

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  • Why shred medical and hospital waste?

    If medical waste is shredded, it is possible to liberate and extract valuable composite resources such as silicone absorption beads from sanitary products, which can be reused in the remanufacturing process.

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  • Why shred medical and hospital waste?

    Despite stringent waste segregation methodologies within the medical industry, the fast-paced, human-centric nature of the hospital environment means objects like sharps can sometimes end up in a bin meant only for surgical gowns or condemned linen. Shredding helps liberate and separate such materials from the incorrect stream.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred medical and hospital waste?

    We’ve engineered cutter configurations specifically for this waste stream, with mechanical seals, bearings and gearboxes protected from any ingress of corrosive materials.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred medical and hospital waste?

    The contents of medical and hospital waste can never be guaranteed so we’ve designed robust foreign object protection mechanisms so that unexpected items – even as tricky as a titanium hip – can be extracted with ease, without any machine damage.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred medical and hospital waste?

    Some clients have asked us to design turnkey solutions complete with separation equipment to maximise material recovery rates and ensure a safe, high quality shredding process.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred medical and hospital waste?

    Our machines won’t carry the lowest price tag, but clients will vouch for their unrivalled cost effectiveness in terms of ongoing running costs, productivity and uptime.

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  • How can UNTHA help you shred medical and hospital waste?

    We know seeing is believing, so we offer free trials at our North Yorkshire HQ, enabling you to test our organic waste shredders using your own materials.

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Which medical and hospital wastes can we shred?

Our range of medical and hospital waste shredders

Albus Environmental

"This is a complex waste stream, which requires robust, proven technology with intelligently engineered cutter configurations, to achieve a quality shred. UNTHA's technology satisfies all of the requirements of medical waste shredding, and more!"

Steve Clarke