Working Group

Healthcare Waste

The Working Group on Healthcare Waste (WGHCW) works on promoting the integrated provision of the infrastructure for the safe management of health care waste world-wide, within the framework of the objectives, activities and means of implementation established by Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference of the Environment and Development. The WGHCW works in cooperation with the World Health Organization as a Non-State Actor.

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  • Exchange of information and experiences.
  • Potential collaboration on projects. (i.e. research, papers, reports).
  • Networking.

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Anne Woolridge
Anne Woolridge


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Dr Anne Woolridge has been heavily involved in both the UK and international response to the global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. She is the Chief Operating Officer for Independent Safety Services Limited and was appointed as the Scientific Advisor on Waste for the Department for Health and Social Care, and the Tehcnical Lead for the NHS Logistics cell during the pandemic. She has been in the sector for nearly 20 years, advises on national and international waste strategy and policy and still actively audits healthcare waste on both waste contractor and waste producing sites.  

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