Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., beaches closed over the weekend after 60 items of medical waste washed up.
A dozen jurisdictions in the state already require manufacturers to manage wasted drugs and/or sharps, but there has been pushback.
Some companies are helping turn hospital discards into new products.
The new, smaller size pairs convenience and maneuverability with extreme durability.
Shred-it was awarded the contract based on its success and experience providing information security services to the public sector.
Some health systems are making progress in recovering medical devices and equipment.