healthcare waste shredding Articles

  • The shredding of hospital and medical waste

    Waste produced in hospitals is a type of waste considered special or dangerous, as the material is composed of different elements:  biological and anatomical components, single use items deriving from surgical treatment, material used by healthcare personnel such as shirts, caps and masks, bandages, medicines used by patients, single-use glass and plastic containers used for extracting and ...


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  • Waste not, spend not

    It is estimated in American health care that 40 to 100 thousand out of every million dollars spent on food gets thrown away before it’s even served. What’s tossed from the plate further fattens the waste pot. With food costs up almost 10 percent this year, the statistics can be hard to digest.Nancy Darbut, Director of food and nutrition services for the North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis ...

  • Reprocessing Medical Equipment Reduces Waste, Cut Costs

    Hospitals facing the double whammy of trying to contain costs and be environmentally friendly are finding that reprocessing single-use medical devices can accomplish both goals. Not only are the hospitals substantially reducing the amount of medical waste they are disposing of, they are saving about half the cost of replacing single-use devices (SUDs) with new items. Those annual savings come to ...

  • From trash to triage: Surplus saves lives

    The sheer volume of medical surplus that can collect in a healthcare facility’s basement or storage space can be jaw-dropping. Storage space in most healthcare facilities is very limited. In these premium spaces, the accumulation of surplus medical supplies can easily grow out-of-hand. Thousands of useless IV poles, rendered obsolete by a new pump design, can choke walkways. Storage spaces can ...

  • Understanding the dangers of combustible dust

    Paper shredding is growing into a big business. Recycling and the green movement certainly planted the seeds, but regulators have added the fertilizer. Industry-changing laws have been passed to govern document security in accounting, healthcare and banking, and shredders of many varieties are becoming the tools of those trades.Five or six years ago Warde Comeaux knew only a few people who ...

  • Out of the water, out of harms way

    Across the nation scientists are detecting low concentrations of pharmaceuticals in lakes, streams, drinking water sources and in soils irrigated with reclaimed water, according to the United State Geological Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Over 80% of waterways tested in the US show traces of common medications such as acetaminophen, hormones, blood pressure medicine, ...

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