As reported by the U.S.-based Waste Business Journal (www.wastebusinessjournal.com), Clean Harbors, Inc. has introduced a program that allows healthcare facilities to dispose of both hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste in one container.
The company’s "One Container Program" is designed to simplify the job of hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities, and to eliminate regulatory violations stemming from the accidental misclassification of hazardous wastes.
Traditional separation on site requires extensive training of a broad range of employees.
Clean Harbors expects that its economies-of-scale in operating the program over its vertically integrated network of collection, processing and hazardous waste incineration facilities, the largest in North America, will offset the higher cost to implement the single-container system.
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