Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal:

Ai provides "Go Green" reusable containers for Pharmaceutical waste disposal. Pharmaceutical waste consists of any pharmaceuticals and expired drugs discarded within a healthcare setting. A number of pharmaceuticals waste are defined as hazardous waste by the USEPA and are therefore regulated by specific handling and disposal requirements per the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Hospitals generate a substantial amount of pharmaceutical waste, which contains some hazardous and some non-hazardous waste but they still require proper drug disposal. Our disposal program is designed to help facilities segregate, transport and properly dispose of these materials.

There has been an increase in awareness regarding pharmaceutical waste, including waste from hazardous drugs, among healthcare institutions as well as consumers. Hospitals have been implicated as a large source of concentrated pharmaceutical waste in contrast to the public whose pharmaceutical waste is naturally diluted by the body. Recent media attention has focused on contamination of community waterways with trace concentrations of pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics and estrogen disruptors.

There is also increased regulatory pressure from state and federal environmental agencies to develop and implement appropriate pharmaceutical waste programs. Hazardous pharmaceutical waste is regulated under RCRA the same way that a hazardous waste generated by industrial processes is regulated. This presents many unique challenges to pharmacies, hospitals, physicians' offices, dentists' offices, outpatient care centers, ambulatory health care services, residential care facilities, veterinary clinics, and other facilities that generate varying amounts of hazardous pharmaceutical waste.

Unlike hazardous waste generated by industrial facilities, where there are typically a limited number of recurring and predictable waste streams, pharmaceutical waste is often generated at a large number of points in relatively small quantities across the facility. These points of generation could include nursing stations, pharmacies, emergency rooms, operating rooms, and outpatient care centers, to name but a few. Many generators of hazardous pharmaceutical waste may not be aware of the requirements and attendant liability that comes with management of such materials. Ai consultant will assist facilities in the proper procedures for handling and disposal of Pharmaceutical waste.

Pharmaceutical Waste Containers...

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