Awards 2019

Rising to the occasion: pre-treating hospital waste to boost recycling

IA19_Pict_RISE_PVC Researchers at RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden – are developing ways to presort and pretreat used PVC hospital gloves to recycle. They are developing new techniques for sterilisation of waste, and new technology for automated sorting. They’re studying two pre-treatment methods – ozonation and hydrothermal – and are developing ways to make the waste recyclable as well.