Medical Waste Management

dental waste disposal

Dentists in Livingston County, Michigan have found an ingenious way to reuse gold, silver, platinum and palladium from patients’ old tooth fillings. Proceeds from the precious metals, collected over time, are donated to provide free meals to people in need. According the Associated Press, since the program’s launch in 1996, more than $300,000 has been

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Pharmaceutical Waste

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new rule concerning the handling, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. The rule will go into effect in summer 2019. The new rule is expected to reduce the amount of pharmaceutical waste entering the nation’s waterways, resulting in safer drinking and surface water. The

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Improper Waste Disposal

Improper medical waste disposal poses a danger to human health and the environment, and can accrue heavy fines and legal penalties. Busy medical facilities trust that their medical waste is disposed of properly, but occasional mistakes or negligence can be costly and time-consuming. Earlier this winter, crews at the Tennessee Department of Transportation reported finding

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Medical Waste Disposal

The business of waste — specifically, the business of off-site management of hazardous and non-hazardous medical waste — is big. The global medical waste management industry is so large, in fact, that market analysts expect it to grow to more than $560 billion by 2020. Several factors are driving these predictions, including “highly stringent regulations

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