Hazardous/Medical Waste

Waste generated by health care activities includes a broad range of materials, from used needles and syringes to soiled dressings, body parts, diagnostic samples, blood, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and radioactive materials.

Poor management of health care waste potentially exposes health care workers, waste handlers, patients and the community at large to infection, toxic effects and injuries, and risks polluting the environment. It is essential that all medical waste materials are segregated at the point of generation, appropriately treated and disposed of safely.

Although treatment and disposal of medical wastes aim at reducing risks, indirect health risks may occur through the release of toxic pollutants into the environment through treatment or disposal.

At present, there are no widely practiced environmentally-friendly, low-cost options for safe disposal of infectious wastes.

The ROC processes all medical and hazardous waste, destroying toxins and organic materials in a low cost, environmentally responsible way. This makes it ideal for production facilities and hospitals that generate toxic or hazardous byproducts and waste material, while providing a sustainable energy source.