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Colorado Medical Waste Opens New Unit Featuring Ozone ProcessorColorado Medical Waste Opens New Unit Featuring Ozone Processor

Allan Gerlat

May 19, 2014

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Colorado Medical Waste Opens New Unit Featuring Ozone Processor

Colorado Medical Waste Inc. has opened a new facility that features a new technology processing medical waste using ozone.

The new facility in Aurora, Colo., uses the environmentally friendly Ozone Medical Waste Processor to reduce the volume of processed medical waste by 90 percent and render it sterile, according to a news release.

Ozone medical waste processing is superior to other medical waste management methods such as autoclaving and incineration, said Colorado Medical President Beverly Hanstrom. Autoclaving doesn’t reduce volume and leaves waste recognizable. Incineration produces pollutants and greenhouse gas.

The Ozone Medical Waste Processor uses ozone to process medical waste with no environmental contaminants and shreds the waste.

Colorado Medical Waste is operating the first Ozone Medical Waste Processor in the state of Colorado.

“My hope is that the work we are doing in Colorado will challenge medical waste generators and processors to adopt this sustainable technology in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint,” Hanstrom said.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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