Ebola, other Pandemics Present Waste Disposal Challenges for Hospitals

Posted: Oct 2, 2014

In the event of an outbreak of Ebola or other pandemics, the increase in volume of highly contagious bio-medical waste could present some challenges for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Today the majority of healthcare facilities use haulers to transport and treat regulated medical waste off-site. There is no assurance, however, that this method is 100% safe for potential pandemic situations nor would this practice be perceived positively when communities realize that trucks are transporting such material near their homes, schools, or businesses.

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The Washington Times: U.S. hospitals unprepared to deal with Ebola waste

Posted: Oct 1, 2014

The nation's hospitals may be unprepared to deal with the waste caused by Ebola patients, according to U.S. health officials, making it difficult for them to care for patients safely and prevent the spread of the disease. At issue is whether waste management companies can pick up and carry Ebola-soiled waste without special training and packaging by people with hazardous materials training.

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RedBag Solutions Featured in BioTech Daily News

Posted: Jul 2, 2014

Whether you want to reduce costs, expand recycling, reduce risk of liability, enhance sustainability, or reduce your organization's carbon footprint, Red Bag Solutions' (RBS) technology and services offer a superior way to process and dispose of biohazardous medical waste.

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Sustainability Calculator Introduced By Red Bag Solutions

Posted: Apr 25, 2014

In an effort to assist the healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to measure their existing levels of greenhouse gases emissions, Red Bag Solutions has developed a Sustainability Calculator. This tool allows generators of bio-hazardous regulated medical waste to estimate and compare the greenhouse gas emissions generated by several popular methods of treating infectious and bio-hazardous waste.

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Are You Throwing Away Money with Your Waste Removal Practices?

Posted: Mar 6, 2014

Hospitals produce three primary waste streams: municipal solid waste (MSW); regulated medical waste (RMW); and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) waste, which is hazardous waste. Each of these comes with escalating prices for proper disposal. Prices per pound range from $0.03 to $0.05 for MSW, $0.20 to $0.50 for RMW and $1.70 to $2.00 for RCRA waste, according to Practice GreenHealth.

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RedBag Solutions Featured Awarded Innovator All Star at the Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Summit

Posted: Dec 12, 2013

While attending the Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Summit, Red Bag Solutions’ medical waste sterilization platform jumped out as an innovator All-Star. It’s the only treatment technology available, says the company, that simultaneously grinds and sterilizes medical waste without hazardous chemicals, negative air emissions or odors.

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Used Hypodermic Needles Spilled Onto El Sobrante Street

Posted: Nov 7, 2013

EL SOBRANTE (CBS SF) – A street in El Sobrante has reopened after fire crews and a hazardous materials team finished removing an estimated 2,000 used hypodermic needles that spilled onto the roadway early Tuesday morning. The spill was reported just after 5 a.m. on Santa Rita Road near Appian Way.

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WM gets out of Medical Waste business

Posted: Sep 7, 2013

Waste Managenent Inc. is looking to move away from the processing of medical waste and instead rely on third-party providers of that work for customers who continue to seek that service. Chief Operating Officer James E. Trevathan, at the recent Wunderlich Securities Inc. Investor Summit in New Orleans, said the medical waste portion of the company's overall business is very small and Waste Managment could better deploy capital in that sector to other portions of the business.

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RedBag Solutions Featured in Middle East Health

Posted: Feb 1, 2013

Steam is recognised worldwide as an accepted standard for sterilizing bio-hazardous medical waste. More recently, ozone, a powerful oxidant capable of destroying bacteria and viruses, has been introduced and accepted as a technology capable of sterilizing a broader range of bio-hazardous waste with less energy and water consumption than other technologies, including steam.

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Step-by-Step Sustainability: RedBag Featured in Recent DOTMed Article

Posted: Jan 30, 2013

From using machines that sterilize toxic medical waste, turning it into an innocuous pulp, to dress-ing fashion models in gowns made of blue wrap, there have never been more innovative ways for a hospital to shrink its environmental footprint. There have also never been more reasons to make the change.

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