Nursery and Pre School Waste
Sanitary Waste; Nappy Waste; Non Hazardous medical Waste
Sustainable Offensive Waste Disposal for Nursery and Pre Schools
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We support organisations and business which provide learning and education for all ages – from Nurseries to Universities and training centres
The Waste produced in our Nurseries and schools is classed as “Offensive waste” – it is non-hazardous albeit very unpleasant!
So for items including nappies, sanitary waste, incontinence pads, would be classed as being offensive waste.
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Waste Segregation in Nursery Schools – Teaching Sustainability from the Start
Nursery schools and preschools are bustling hubs of learning and growth for young children. However, amidst the excitement, waste management often gets overlooked. Proper waste segregation, especially regarding nappy waste, is vital for both the environment and teaching children about sustainability. Education has long been understood to be the route to Sustainable living. It is imperative that life-long learning , from early years through to our later years is available, ensuring that our minds are nourished. Education will ensure the children of today become responsible, educated citizens of tomorrow – and are able to keep our planet alive and able to support future generations.
As the offensive waste is non-infectious, the residual health risk is considered to be low – and does not require transportation as dangerous goods. However, it must be segregated properly and still requires specific labelling, storage and disposal. On a positive cost perspective, it is much less expensive to dispose of than hazardous and infectious waste.
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Waste Segregation in Nursery Schools - Teaching Sustainability from the Start
Nursery schools and preschools are bustling hubs of learning and growth for young children. However, amidst the excitement, waste management often gets overlooked. Proper waste segregation, especially regarding nappy waste, is vital for both the environment and teaching children about sustainability.
Let’s explore why waste segregation matters in these early learning environments and how platforms like GreenCircleDirect.com offer a solution.
Waste, especially nappies, has a significant environmental impact in early education settings.
Improper disposal of nappies can contaminate landfills and contribute to harmful methane emissions.
Segregating waste enables better recycling and composting, reducing the strain on landfills and promoting a circular economy.
Health and Hygiene
Mishandling nappy waste poses health risks for children, caregivers, and staff. Segregating nappy waste allows for proper hygiene protocols, reducing the risk of contamination and infections.
Teaching waste segregation instils a sense of environmental responsibility in children from a young age.
Hands-on activities like sorting recyclables and compostable teach children about reducing, reusing, and recycling, fostering eco-conscious behaviour early on.
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Your Legal Obligations
It’s a legal obligation to segregate clinical waste. Offensive waste must not include clinical (hazardous or infectious) waste – although offensive waste could be (and often is) included with the disposal of the infectious waste. This creates more cost for the practice / business – as it is more expensive to transport Hazardous & infectious waste and to safely dispose of it (usually by incineration).
Therefore effective segregation can save a lot of money. It also can help the environment as offensive waste can have more options to be recycled – some offensive waste from a non-healthcare environment can be sterilised, dried and shredded and either recycled or used in waste to energy process as RDF fuel.
The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 legislates that businesses producing clinical waste have a duty of care to manage their waste safely and responsibly. They are legally obliged to register with the Environmental Agency and ensure that their waste disposal is provided by reputable and accredited waste carriers for disposal – evidenced through signed consignment notes.
The service provision from Green Circle Direct keeps you compliant – providing the obligatory consignment note and waste declaration form every time a collection is made – all downloadable from your digital account at a moment’s notice – vital for any inspection.
In 2005, the government published the Hazardous Waste Regulations, changing the way in which hazardous waste including needles and pharmaceuticals must be disposed of. Due to the potential risk that hazardous waste poses to both the environment and society, it requires disposal within specifically identified (with European Waste Catalogue (EWC) Codes), secure receptacles – preventing injury and the spread of disease.