We recognise that managing healthcare waste streams presents various environmental challenges for our customers and ourselves.
However, through our continued efforts and investment into new and innovative technologies, we are significantly changing this.
With sustainability at the cornerstone of our service, we have already notably increased our recovery and recycling rates enabling us to use less energy and release less carbon into the atmosphere.
But we are not stopping there; we are dedicated to finding sustainable, environmentally friendly and compliant recovery options for all waste we handle.
Since the beginning of 2014, we’ve recovered 99% of residual waste (flock) from clinical waste treatment plants by using it as an alternative to fossil fuels in cement production. – Click here to see ‘Why Flock is Good?’
SRCL can help you achieve your own sustainability targets, and here are just some of the ways we are actively reducing ours and our customers’ environmental impact:
- Our healthcare waste segregation programmes, and BioTrack waste tracking system, enables our customers to efficiently implement the waste hierarchy into their workplace -ensuring the most appropriate disposal option is chosen for each waste stream.
- Through the SRCL customer portal, our customers have direct access to their own waste carbon emissions data at the push of a button.
- Each one of our incineration facilities is a waste-to-energy plant supplying steam and hot water to hospitals or district heating schemes including our new state-of-the-art treatment plant in Merseyside.
- Our advanced Telematics fleet monitoring system on all of our vehicles helps us improve fuel economy by smarter route planning and thereby reducing emissions.
A sharp, or needlestick injury can cause a huge amount of distress to the injured party, as this kind of penetration to the skin can result in the spread of disease or infections such as HIV, hepatitis and other serious bloodborne pathogens.
SRCL was pleased to attend the London date of the Infection Prevention Society’s (IPS) annual roadshow. This was held on Thursday 11 May 2017 at the prestigious Kia Oval cricket ground in Kensington.
SRCL is much more than just a supplier to us…we have developed a strong partnership, working jointly on solving service issues and implementing innovative solutions.
Charles Joly, Environmental Waste & Sustainability Manager
Working with SRCL is a true partnership. By working together we are able to provide professional, efficient waste disposal, and ensure compliance with the latest waste legislation.
Phil Chaloner, Waste Management Co-ordinator