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Colorado Medical Waste, Inc. Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

(Aurora, CO)  Colorado Medical Waste, Inc. (CMW) is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprint.

Practice Greenhealth provides practical guidance, training, consultation, and business solutions to help its members in their efforts to implement environmentally responsible practices.   More than 1000 healthcare providers have joined Practice Greenhealth since 2008,indicating the growing commitment among the healthcare community to reduce its environmental impact.

CMW is proud to be a member of Practice Greenhealth to partner and assist medical waste generators in healthcare and other industries to achieve their reduction initiatives and sustainability goals.  “We are excited to make Colorado a groundbreaking state in protecting public health and the environment from contamination of medical waste. Our goal is that the work we’ve done will move others forward to adopt this green technology.  We will continue to educate and encourage generators and regulators to make responsible decisions for medical waste disposal, to be environmental stewards and champions for change, because out of sight is no longer out of mind,”  said Beverly Hanstrom, President and Owner of Colorado Medical Waste.

 CMW’s ozone medical waste processing facility is the first of its kind in Colorado and will replace antiquated, autoclave and incineration technologies of the past.  CMW is approved to accept waste that autoclaves cannot and is trucked long distances to the few remaining incinerators left in the U.S.  The ozone processor offers 90% volume reduction to a sterile, confetti-like residual.  It reduces the extensive volume of medical waste buried in landfills and the detrimental health and environmental effects of incinerators.

“We are pleased to welcome Colorado Medical Waste, Inc.to the Practice Greenhealth member community,” stated Bob Jarboe, Vice President for Business Development at Practice Greenhealth.  “Their membership demonstrates a real commitment to improving the environmental impact from the healthcare industry.”

Practice Greenhealth offers a variety of programs to its members, including environmental purchasing, sustainable operations, continuing education, webinars, networking opportunities, communications, and annual awards recognizing the achievements of member institutions.

CMW has been in operation since 1992 collecting and transporting medical waste to commercial autoclaves and incinerators.  Using electricity, the natural oxidation power of ozone produced onsite from simple oxygen by an ozone generator and an industrial shredder, CMW believes the automated ozone technology is the most environmental means of processing medical waste to date.  CMW is on the forefront of environmental stewardship and is setting the standard for medical waste disposal.  To watch view their video, get more information on ozone, and to see photos of ozone processed medical waste in front of autoclaved bags at the landfill, visit their website at www.coloradomedicalwaste.com.

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment.

 

Contact: 

Beverly Hanstrom         

Phone 303 794-5716

bhanstrom@coloradomedicalwaste.com 

 

Contact:          

Lara Sutherland, Practice Greenhealth

Phone 866-598-2210

LSutherland@practicegreenhealth.org 

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