Colorado Medical Waste Opens New Unit Featuring Ozone ProcessorColorado Medical Waste Opens New Unit Featuring Ozone Processor
May 19, 2014
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.