During the ISWA World Congress held in Baltimore USA in September 2017, Newster International Relations Manager Elena Beatrice Giordani joined the panel discussing : Needles in the Bin: American and International Perspectives.
The members of the panel were the following :
Dr. Anne Woolridge, FCIWM, DGSA, FHEA, Chair of the ISWA Healthcare Waste Working Group, Independent Safety Services, Ltd., United Kingdom
Selin Hoboy, Corporate Vice President, Legislative and Government Affairs, Stericycle, Inc., Georgia
Beatrice Giordani, Vice-Chair of the ISWA Healthcare Waste Working Group; International Relations Manager, Newster Technologies, Newster System SRL, Italy
Constance Hornig, Attorney, Constance Hornig Law Offices, California
Moderator: Edward Krisiunas, Owner, WNWN International, Connecticut
Participants discussed how healthcare waste being generated in the home is managed in different parts of the world. How this impacts the safety of sanitation/waste and recycling workers. Different countries have different extended producer responsibility (EPR) expectations or requirements.