Veolia has secured a contract to provide healthcare waste management services for NHS Test and Trace’s new Rosalind Franklin Laboratory, in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Under a Crown Commercial Services Framework deal, the company’s teams will deliver a comprehensive service covering all aspects of waste management at the laboratory, which has been set up to process thousands of coronavirus tests each day on a 24/7 basis. By using specialist treatment and disposal facilities, the treatment route is designed to maximise energy recovery, and lower carbon emissions.
The process will cover the initial collection at the point of production and on-site transfer and consolidation, through to off-site transit, treatment, and disposal. The lab waste will mainly be disposed of at Veolia's Energy Recovery Facility in Tyseley, where it will be used to help supply green energy in Birmingham.
The company states that large emissions cuts can be achieved by using energy recovery facilities – with recent tests showing that clinical waste can be safely and compliantly destroyed and cut carbon emissions by more than 60 per cent compared with other common treatments.
Veolia will also collect and treat waste at its Empire Treatment Plant and Norwood facilities, including the recovery of liquid solvents to transform into secondary liquid fuel to create green energy from waste by producing a blended fuel for use as a fossil fuel alternative in the manufacture of cement.
This new UK service complements other specialist Covid-19 services Veolia has begun in the past year. These include a compliant way of safely collecting, containing, and treating potentially contaminated PPE, Covid-19 disinfection services to ensure compliant treatment for businesses prior to reopening, manufacturing hand sanitiser, and adapting existing infrastructure to treat and dispose of potentially contaminated waste materials.
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