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Safe Shredding of Dangerous Waste

Lindner-Recyclingtech’s tailor-made shredder has helped its customer Ecoltecnica shred medical waste efficiently and in a manner that is safe to workers and the environment, the company says. Italian company Ecoltecnica required a shredder that would not only meet the stipulations of European law for processing hazardous waste, but that would … Read more »

Hospitals Face Ebola Waste Challenges

Based on US hospital experiences to date, one Ebola patient will likely generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste per day, making storage, transportation, and disposal of the waste a major challenge for hospitals, according to the California Hospital Association. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended … Read more »

Hospital Sustainability Spending on the Rise

Hospital Sustainability Spending on the Rise

Fifty-four percent of global health care professionals say their hospitals currently incorporate sustainability into purchasing decisions, and 80 percent expect that to be the case in two years, according to a Harris Poll commissioned by Johnson & Johnson. The global findings are similar to those of US health care providers, … Read more »

Sharps Launches Ship-Back Recycling Program

Sharps Compliance will promote Veolia’s Recyclepak, a lighting and battery ship-back recycling program, marketing this service to customers as a complement to Sharps’ line of unused medication and medical waste management services. About 680 million mercury-containing lamps are discarded each year with about 25 percent to 30 percent being properly … Read more »