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Posted on Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Guidelines for Healthcare Workers & Medical Waste Generators

Every year, the United States prepares for the “common flu”. This year’s strain, whose first cases were seen in Maryland in the fall of 2019, has infected more than 45 million Americans since October, killing more than 46,000 according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. On the other hand, as of mid-March, another […]

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Posted on Feb 21, 2020

Recycling Trends – What’s Ahead for 2020

Until very recently, China was the world’s largest global importer of most types of recyclable materials, accepting more than 7.3 million metric tons of waste products annually from the US and other developed countries. In July of 2017, China announced a series of new restrictions on imported waste materials, including an outright ban on 24 […]

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Posted on Jan 20, 2020

We’ve Got to Start Somewhere: Ten Ways the US is Helping to Win the Trash Wars

When you read statistics like “a patch of plastic in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii is the size of Texas” and “the daily diet of some sea turtles that live in this Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 74 percent plastic” it becomes painfully obvious: the world has a problem– a big problem– with […]

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Posted on Dec 17, 2019

Raise Your Bottom Line, Protect the Environment by Reducing Medical Waste

When it comes to medical waste, American hospitals are easily the most prolific producer. Practice Greenhealth, an organization that provides environmental solutions for the healthcare industry, estimates that 29 pounds of waste are created daily per staffed hospital bed– for a total of 5.9 million tons generated per year. According to Healthcare Finance, hospitals are […]

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Posted on Nov 13, 2019

Ozone Processing: A Game Changer for Biohazardous Waste Disposal

If you’ve ever worked in a biomedical research or healthcare setting, you’ve either used an autoclave or seen one at work. And while autoclaves may sterilize and disinfect biohazardous and medical waste, there are issues with the amount of resources they require to operate– and the final form of the byproduct they leave behind. Autoclaves […]

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