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PPE waste diverted from landfill with launch of new bin

Published 17th November, 2020 by Neil Nixon

PPE waste diverted from landfill with launch of new bin

phs Group has launched a new service which will see COVID-19 PPE, such as single-use masks, being managed safely amid warnings it is becoming the latest danger to ocean life. PPE waste collected from phs PPE waste bins will be diverted from landfill and converted into energy, ensuring it is disposed of both responsibly and sustainably.

The new PPE waste bin from phs was launched in response to the surge in use of PPE, including face masks, gloves and aprons, and the need for responsible disposal. As part of phs’s Lifecycle sustainable waste strategy, PPE waste is diverted from landfill to energy-from-waste plants across England and Wales, converting it into energy to power homes. A designated bin also ensures PPE waste is disposed of separately therefore reducing the risk of cross-contamination and the hands-free bins are treated with an effective germicide to combat harmful bacteria.

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