Knowledge-sharing + advocacy
This year, WMRR has led the coordination of services in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly around the management of clinical waste and the ongoing provision of essential services amid evolving restrictions.
WMRR’s National Biohazardous Waste Industry (BWI) Division has been at the helm of many discussions, providing governments and other stakeholders with indispensable advice. WMRR’s COVID-19 information and advice can be found here.
In 2020, the BWI Division also updated its Industry Code of Practice for Managing Biohazardous Waste (including Clinical and Related Waste). Now in its 8th edition, the Code brings together minimum regulatory requirements combined with a best practice approach to managing biohazardous waste, and this iteration includes guidance on the safe and appropriate handling of pandemic (or similar) waste.
The Code is available to current WMRR members here (members will need to log in to download the Code) and we will be formally launching this essential document in early 2021.
Other industry resources, including WMRR submissions, position papers, and factsheets can be found here.