Following up on our last post detailing the need for disruptive thinking around the carbon heavy waste management model in use by our competitors for regulated medical waste (RMW), we want to shine a light on one of the key polluters – trucks. Remember the 3 T’s of the current medical waste management paradigm? TRUCK, TREAT AND TRASH. Big trucks travel from site to site collecting containers of RMW, burning fuel and emitting dangerous fumes. What’s worse, they drive mile after mile to deliver the collected containers to another polluter – treatment facilities, like incinerators or autoclaves.
How can we disrupt this paradigm? Rely on trucks less – or not at all! RMW generators can rely on trucking less by selecting the right size of container and collection schedule for their RMW. They can use environmentally friendly processes, like Clym’s ozone disinfection process, for the treatment of their waste. This process also reduces the volume of the RMW by up to 90%, meaning less trips for trucks! Once the RMW has been disinfected, don’t haul it to the local landfill or trash incinerator – consider recycling. We can assist you in finding the right processes to reduce your reliance on trucks, outdated processing technologies and pollution causing disposal alternatives – just contact Clym!
Be sure that you are using the state-of-the-art technologies that meet your goals for reduced carbon consumption, sustainable waste management practices, and net zero waste goals. Clym can help you to reduce your reliance on trucks and the other pillars of the old RMW paradigm. Contact us today to learn more!