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  • Medical Practices: Save money on waste

    Biomedical waste hauling can mean big expenditures for medical practices. As a general rule, a small- to medium-sized medical office spends between $300 to $1,000 each month for transport and treatment services, with dentists averaging between $70-150 per month. “There’s a lot of waste in the waste business, and healthcare workers often think they’re paying less for these services than they ...


  • Medical waste was dumped on farm land

    A man’s farm became a dump when he allowed waste, including medical items, to be tipped and stored there without an environmental permit. Neil John Spooner was today (Wed) fined £2,000 for two offences at Little Tressells Farm, The Tye, Margaretting, Essex and was ordered to pay full costs of £2,900 by Chelmsford Crown Court. The court heard that a significant amount of mixed ...

  • Mounds of Improperly Dumped Medical Waste to Be Microwaved

    SAN JOSE, California (ENS) - Sanitec Industries, Inc. has been hired to dispose of medical waste and patients medical records improperly dumped in a San Jose area landfill last month. The company says over 100,000 pounds of medical waste was improperly dumped – several hundred times more than was reported. Hundreds of pounds of confidential patient medical and financial records and ...

  • You cannot just bury your medical waste.

    A growing concern across many developing countries comes from the lack of infrastructure and dependable waste management. What some believe is the easiest approach to disposing of medical waste is just throwing it out into open ground, the next step in this process appears to be simply burying the waste and hoping that the problem takes care of itself. Sadly where out of sight, out of mind may be ...

  • Emission rules tighten for medical waste incinerators

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new limits on air emissions will affect most existing hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI). This final action will reduce about 390,000 pounds of several pollutants each year including acid gases, nitrogen oxides, and metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. The agency also is finalizing additional testing, monitoring, and ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • EPA tightens air emissions for hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators

    EPA is setting new limits that will affect most existing hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators. This final action will reduce about 390,000 pounds of several pollutants each year including acid gases, nitrogen oxides, and metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury.  EPA is also finalizing additional testing, monitoring, and inspection requirements. This final action revises the ...

  • Medical Journal Affirms Case for Greener Operating Rooms

    An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal which examined the efforts to green hospital operating rooms supports the work currently underway by Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading membership organization for institutions in healthcare that have made a commitment to sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. The article, which appeared in the Canadian Medical ...


    By Practice Greenhealth

  • Rotoblock Corp. (RTBC.OB) Reports 2011 Earnings Growth on Medical Waste Treatment Technology in China

    Rotoblock Corp. (OTCBB: RTBC) announced consolidated net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 of $764,368 compared to a net loss of $715,391 for the year ended December 31, 2010. The increase in the consolidated net income was the result of the closing of the November 2011 Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Share Exchange between Rotoblock and daifuWaste Management Holding ...


  • Rotoblock Completes Share Exchange in Acquisition of daifuWaste`s Green Medical Waste Treatment Systems in China

    Rotoblock, Inc. (OTCBB: RTBC) announced that it has completed its agreement and share exchange with daifuWaste Management Holdings Limited, its shareholders and Rotoblock CEO Chien Chih Liu, the principal shareholder dated November 11, 2011. Daifu shareholders have transferred 83% of their shares to Rotoblock in exchange for 73.8 million shares of common stock in Rotoblock. Under the agreement, ...


  • UPDATE: Rotoblock Medical Waste Treatment Effective Against SARS, Other Infectious Diseases

    In May, China reported more than 982,932 cases of infectious diseases resulting in 1,575 deaths, but no cases of SARS thanks in part to new government policies and a breakthrough in medical waste treatment from Rotoblock Corp. (OTCBB: RTBC). An outbreak of SARS occurred between 2002 and 2003 in China that nearly became a pandemic, with 8,422 cases and 916 deaths worldwide (10.9% fatality) ...


  • Veterans administration medical center in Wichita, Kan., to pay $17,979 civil penalty to settle hazardous waste issues

    The Robert J. Dole Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., has agreed to pay a $17,979 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of hazardous waste violations on its campus. In addition to the civil penalty, the Veterans Administration has agreed to spend an estimated $61,900 on a supplemental environmental project to erect a hazardous waste accumulation building at ...

  • CEO Says Rotoblock Medical Waste Treatment Addresses Urgent Health Needs in China

    Following a recent business trip to China, Andrew Schneider, CEO of Rotoblock Corp. (OTCBB: RTBC), said there is a critical need for non-incinerator-based medical waste treatment. Appointed as CEO in January, Schneider traveled to China for several weeks to meet with various parties from Rotoblock's 2011 acquisition of controlling interest in daifuWaste Holdings, a provider of non-incinerator ...


  • U.S. Medical Waste Market Analysis: Treatment, Containment, Management and Disposal Products Reviewed in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com

    “U.S. Medical Waste Treatment, Containment, Management and Disposal Markets” this report provides:     An overview of the market for various types of medical waste treatment, containment, management, and disposal products, with current and potential applications for each     Analyses of market trends, with data from ...


  • San Antonio Area Can Now Safely Process Medical Waste Locally - MedSharps Installs First Commercially-Available Steam Autoclave in the Region

    SCHERTZ, Texas - MedSharps, a division of Schertz-based Marshall Shredding Company, announced the San Antonio region’s only commercial steam autoclave is ready for the public to utilize. “We’re glad to provide South Texas with the safest, cleanest and most efficient way to process medical waste,” says Rob Marshall, president of MedSharps. “As the area continues to ...


    By Marshall Shredding Company

  • Varian medical systems uses SAP to support sustainability and compliance with REACH and RoHS

    With increasing public scrutiny and regulations regarding product safety and sustainability, manufacturers are taking the initiative to ensure they are protecting the health of both their consumers and the environment. Varian Medical Systems, a leading manufacturer of medical devices, is one such company that embarked on a mission to understand the chemical ...

  • DTSC releases proposed safer consumer products regulations

    On August 28, 2013, California's Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC or Department) Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Regulations). The Regulations will take effect on October 1, 2013. The Regulations are the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. DTSC's implementing ...


    By SEAL Analytical, Inc.

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Purchases Electricity, Natural Gas and Green Power Through World Energy Solutions

     World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, one of Chicago's leading not-for-profit care centers and safety-net hospitals, has successfully procured electricity, natural gas and green power for its facilities over the World Energy Exchange®. The online auctions, administered by World Energy ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • DTSC releases revised `Informal Draft` safer consumer products regulations

    On October 31, 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released an "informal draft" Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR). DTSC proposed these regulations after ten months of meetings following the California Secretary for Environmental Protection's instructions to DTSC to stop working on issuing proposed regulations and instead "take additional time to be ...


    By Acta Group

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