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New Alternative for Disposing of Medical Wastes

Feb 21, 2011

Those red medical waste boxes that sit outside of doctor or laboratory offices may soon be a thing of the past. Instead of storing medical wastes (such as needles or unused patient medications) until a service comes to collect them, Sharps Compliance Corp. is offering a greener alternative.

The Sharps MailBack Recovery System is a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for the containment, transportation, treatment and tracking of medical waste generated outside the hospital and large healthcare facility setting. Costing 50% less than a traditional pick up service, it is Sharps Compliance's first of its kind patent-pending GREEN Waste Conversion Process™ that eliminates medical waste going into landfills by 100%. The process transforms discarded medical waste into a new product called PELLA-DRX™ - a clean, raw material used in the manufacture of industrial resources, vital to everything from highways to high-rises.

Repurposing medical waste meets impending governmental regulations in the proper disposal of syringes to protect the community and the environment. The MailBack system affords the user a convenient and economical way to dispose of medical waste.

The government approved program includes a specially designed mailable sharps container and a postage prepaid return shipping box with barcode tracking. Once received at the Sharps treatment facility, Confirmation of destruction is made available electronically using the Company's proprietary SharpsTracer™ system.