Concerns over huge buildup of used PPE at hospitals in England

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Exclusive: US clinical waste firm Stericycle has struggled to deal with demand during Covid crisis

Hospitals in England are dealing with huge buildups of used personal protective equipment (PPE) after a US-based waste removal company struggled to deal with the extra demand amid the pandemic.

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The US firm Stericycle, which operates in the UK, said it had had to carry out maintenance work on incineration capacity for the north of England due to “unprecedented pressure” created by Covid-19. It is working at a “reduced level” in some areas.

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