Prevention of incineration of Clinical Waste Bins
22 September 2014
The new collection scheme for rigid plastics in the City of
Copenhagen, has made it possible for Plastic Zero to assess the
composition of the collected waste plastic and the individual
sorting facilitites' capability in sorting.
It is one thing to collect and sort waste plastics, but if the
material is not utilised appropriately the environmental benefits
disappear. This study aimed at investigating the potential benefits
of using recycled post-consumer plastics for Clinical Waste Bins,
instead of bins made from virgin plastics.
As Clinical Waste Bins are legally required to be incinerated
(as hazardous waste), substituting the virgin material with
recycled plastics prevents the emission of
CO2 supporting the Climate target of the City of
Copenhagen - Carbon Neutrality in 2025.
Download the full report here.