09 Apr '11, 3pm

WM, Johnson & Johnson, Dupont Tackle Medical Waste Recycling: Plastic has long made a huge difference in the med...

Dealing with medical waste is a challenging issue for the facilities that generate it as well as for the municipalities tasked with disposal. Concern over medical waste is nothing new—hypodermic needles washed up on New Jersey’s beaches in the 1980s and now Rhode Island has taken a step toward requiring manufacturers to deal with the disposal of their products. Nevertheless, it is doubtful your pharmacist will turn to the brown glass bottles that were stacked in our grandparents’ medical cabinet, and bioplastic syringes work well for jello shots at fraternity parties but have not gained widespread acceptance at hospitals. A coalition of several leading health care, recycling, and waste management companies promises to address both recycling and packaging issues that result from this industry.

Full article: http://www.enn.com/health/article/42564

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