Staff in care homes and other residential care settings such as special needs schools, delivery workers or supermarket staff, as well as those working with the public in clinics and pharmacies are likely to have been advised to adopt the wearing of PPE as part of their daily routine.
Elsewhere, the manufacturing and construction industries are, of course, still heavily reliant on PPE for protection – protection from dangerous chemicals or fibrous minerals such as asbestos is critical. Workers in industries which include the use of heavy machinery will use PPE to protect their hearing, as will the military when conducting firing practices on ranges.
It is important to understand if your waste includes any hazardous material. In the UK, it is illegal to mix hazardous waste in with standard waste disposal. Much of the disposable PPE in use will have been exposed to health hazards, and thus qualifies as medical waste. There are four classifications of medical waste in the UK, but infectious waste is the most common of these categories. Any PPE that is used in hospitals or settings where COVID-19 is thought to be present is automatically classified as infectious waste.
Most PPE designed for physical protection, such as hard hats and boots will not be classified as harmful and can be disposed of alongside normal business waste.
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