Andusia News

Posted on: 23rd Mar 2021

The Resilience of the Waste Industry

After a tumultuous 12 months the end is almost in sight. Under the UK Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, from 21st June, England will return to something close to normal. Andusia take a look back at the past years events on waste management for what has proven to be a resilient industry and the future of RDF export.

As reported in data published by the Environment Agency, RDF exports fell by 37% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Several influences last year undoubtedly impacted these export levels, such as Dutch tax, but the significant factor was most certainly the coronavirus pandemic.

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Posted on: 4th Mar 2021

Another Landfill Tax Increase in April 2021

The UK Government’s tax on landfill increases year on year and 2021 is no different. Come April this year, the landfill tax will increase once more in line with the Retail Price Index, from £94.15 to £96.70 per tonne.

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Posted on: 24th Feb 2021

Disposal of Infectious Covid-19 Waste

It is no surprise that with a global pandemic, comes an increase in infectious clinical waste, whether it be from Covid-19 testing facilities or increased hospital admissions. The management and treatment of such waste has become a challenge for the healthcare industry.

A typical Covid-19 patient can produce roughly double the amount of waste compared to a non-covid patient. Most of this waste will be due to additional PPE, cleaning products and wipes – but this all needs to be disposed of in a safe and secure manner.

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Posted on: 9th Feb 2021

Andusia Sign Clinical Waste Contract with phs Group

Andusia Hazchem Treatment has signed a contract with the UK’s leading facilities services provider, phs Group, for the supply of clinical waste disposal at the new Malvern waste treatment plant, where Andusia is the sole supplier.

The plant, which has been developed in an existing, retired plant, is the first of its kind to be built in the UK in the last decade and will become operational this month after experiencing construction delays due to Covid-19.

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Posted on: 26th Jan 2021

Treatment of Infectious Waste by Alternative Treatment

The management and treatment of infectious waste can be a challenge for the healthcare industry. With clinical waste categorised into many types such as offensive waste, orange bag, yellow bag and red lidded boxes to name a few, each requires to be stored and often processed differently.

Waste streams considered highly infectious, mainly in yellow bags or orange/yellow lidded boxes containing sharps, must go for high temperature incineration. Traditional energy from waste plants are not permitted or designed to dispose of it and such waste has to be incinerated at a much higher temperature of 1,110C.

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Posted on: 8th Sep 2020

Keep Infectious Waste Local

Never before has it been so vital to dispose of infectious waste responsibly. In addition to the safety risks presented from moving clinical waste long distance overseas and the added approvals required, there is also a significant cost, both direct and indirect.

Why not dispose of clinical waste locally in the UK, where there IS capacity? Andusia is sole supplier to a UK based facility, opening next month.

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