Ways to recycle medical waste in hospitals

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Author: John Steffen

John Steffen

You might have visited the hospital before and may have noticed the nurse injecting you with a needle and later throwing it away in a box named “biohazard”. Lot of waste is generated every day and some percentage of it also comes from biohazard waste like the sharps and syringes.

Now just think that there was a way to sterilize and renew the plastics and metal so that it makes up for the tons of waste that is deposited in medical waste bins that is used which is sharp and dangerous.

The medical sharps are usually incinerated and treated. They can be discarded in the landfills or the dustbins to avoid any harmful reactions. With new technology it has become possible and practical to safely recycle those sharps.

Medical waste recycling is a new and a good concept where one of the largest manufacturers team up to deliver something good so as to deal with the issue. There is a life cycle system which is sued for collecting and recycling the used sharps so as to make the new ones. These companies recycle the medical sharps to a great extent.

The process starts when the waste management officials collect the sharps that are filled with the waste in the collection box where all the used sharps are dumped. To avoid any kind of injury from the disposed sharps the waste management does not open the containers that are already filled during the collection process. The complete containers are sterilized during the collection period so that there are no diseases that spread from it. The containers get sterilized when the temperature is high and it is then shredded off.

When this process is over the materials are later separated and the metal materials are then tried to be recovered for the purpose of recycling. When this task is completed later the materials are separated off. The metal materials are recovered for the purpose for recycling and the plastic materials are pelletized so that it can be sued for the purpose of injection molding and manufacturing the sharps containers.

These sanitary containers or even the water stored in the water storage tanks are then recovered for the purpose of recycling and the plastic material is later pelletized. This is done so that it can be used for the purpose of injection molding and to manufacture the sharps containers. These containers are later used in various hospitals so as to collect all the used sharp waste and then the same cycle is continued again and again.

The sharp waste is just one kind of the medical waste and there are other recycling programs too that also bear a huge impact to the whole process. Just imagine the result if a lot of hospitals did the same thing of recycling the sharps. Then it will really change the entire scenario.

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Frontier Polymers is one of the most-respected kitchen waste bins manufacturers in the India; it offers a truly mesmerizing range of medical waste bins for domestic as well as commercial usage.

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