A new healthcare waste treatment line is planned to be installed in Isabel, Leyte as part of CEMSI’s environmental service expansion in the region. This will have a capacity of 15,000 cu.m per day to handle the disinfection and treatment of all medical related wastes. This facility aims to address the growing healthcare waste problem from Regions VI, VII and VIII.
Two years ago, various medical wastes were indiscriminately disposed in the open archipelagic sea contaminating not just the water but also the valuable aquatic food resource in the region. This new environmental innovation will address the problem of improper hazwaste disposal. Last 2 February 2022, a public scoping activity was held to present the technology with the community stakeholders. It was attended by the representatives from LIDE, Barangay Libertad, the Sanitation Unit, SB Sangguniang Bayan Secretary and MENRO of LGU-Isabel.
Cleanaway Philippines, Inc. (CPI), located in Leyte Industrial Development Estate (LIDE), is a CEMSI affiliate in the Visayas which started its operations in 2013. Similar to the operations in its Cavite and Tarlac plants, the Leyte Plant also operates an integrated waste management system covering transportation, collection, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes.