shredding hospital waste 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 ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Infectious Hospital Waste Sterilization by the Rimm Microwave Process : Microbiological Results

    In this paper, preliminary tests are presented to validate the sterilisation capabilities of a new compact apparatus for the sterilisation of medical waste, called MWS ECOPROTECTORTM. The MWS process is constituted of two essential steps: waste shredding and microwave heating in a pressure vessel with a particularly efficient technology called RIMMä ä. Upon shredding, the waste is wetted with a ...


  • Hospitals get charge out of recycling batteries

    Environmentally conscious hospitals that find themselves with a glut of dying and dead batteries have an easy and readily available cure: Recycling. Whether ubiquitous alkalines, lead-acid, lithium or other types of batteries, recycling companies and independent brokers have programs in place nationwide/worldwide to make disposing of conked out power cells a simple matter. There’s also always the ...

  • Florida hospital complex goes green with recycling, biodegradable programs

    For Earth Day 2009, Rob Lester really had something special to celebrate. Just one year after launching a biodegradable project at Florida’s Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, some 1.5 million Styrofoam cups, bowls and plates and plastic utensils are no longer being sent to the landfill. That program has proven so successful that the 200-bed medical center and its ...

  • 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 ...

  • Why waste management

    Since 1973 we are a part of environmentally friendly and economical shredding systems for all types of waste. Since 1973 MERCODOR GmbH Sondermaschinenbau KG (Special Products), Frankfurt/Main, The company’s shredding systems are used for the reduction of waste volume in various commercial and industrial applications, including hotels, hospitals, commercial kitchens and cruise ...

  • 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 ...

  • Understanding the Public Health Implications of Household Pharmaceutical Waste-Part One

    The following article is the first part of a comprehensive two-part series exploring  the  public  health  and  environmental  impact  of  household pharmaceutical waste in the US. Prescription and non-prescription pharmaceutical drugs are critical to maintaining the health and improving the quality of life for millions of Americans. In recent years, ...

  • Incinerator ops do slow burn over proposed EPA guidelines

    Hospitals and health care facilities are keeping a wary eye on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, awaiting the latest word on the agency’s efforts to regulate the incineration of medical wastes. Under the pending guidelines, some predict that many of the nation’s remaining 57 medical waste incinerators will be unable to meet the costs or the technological challenges of retrofitting their ...

  • 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, ...

  • Highly recommended case study

    Füllgraf GmbH & Co. Möbelwerkstätten und Küchenstudio KG with its registered office in Bad Arolsen is self sufficient – at least when it comes to heating its production hall and the adjacent exhibition rooms together with the administrative offices. The company with its over 60 years of history uses the WL 4 single-shaft shredder from WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH of ...


    By WEIMA

  • Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

    When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard drives into many particles. Andreas ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

    When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard drives into many particles. Andreas Uriel, the ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Funding Innovative Uses For Scrap Tires

    Many States are cleaning up their stockpiles of scrap tires, but more roll in every day. According to the industry, each person in the United States generates one used tire annually. A number of states like North Carolina and Illinois are providing grants to stimulate markets for products made from scrap tire rubber, while states like Texas and New York are developing new civil engineering ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What is Wastewater?

    What is wastewater? Wastewater, the waste discharge that first comes to mind in any discussion of stream pollution, is the discharge of domestic wastewater, which contains a large amount of organic waste. Industry also contribute substantial amounts of organic waste, some of which comes from vegetable and fruit packing; dairy processing; meat packing; tanning; processing of poultry, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mixed MSW composting in transition

    WITHOUT a doubt, composting the mixed municipal solid waste stream is a “niche” business. It is an MSW management option that seems to be viable in very specific situations. In some instances, these plants were built to service tourist destinations, often in somewhat rural areas where recycling is difficult and landfills are distant. In several other cases, public agencies built plants to extend ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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