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’.
Stericycle 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 Stericycle 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.
The Stericycle Environmental Sustainability Report 2016-17 is now available!
We are pleased to announce the latest Environmental Sustainability Report is now available. To request your copy please complete your details, here.
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Stericycle 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 Stericycle 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