Sharps Compliance Inc. Repurposes Medical Waste into New Products


Sharps Compliance Inc. has unveiled the patent-pending GREEN Waste Conversion Process™, eliminating medical waste going into landfills by 100 percent. The process transforms discarded medical waste into a new product called PELLA-DRX™ – a clean, raw material used in the manufacture of industrial resources, vital to everything from highways to high-rise buildings.

The disposal of medical waste has presented major, interrelated concerns for American society as the vast majority of medical waste is ultimately disposed in landfills, creating massive liabilities for future generations to resolve.

“Sharps’ Waste Conversion Process and the PELLA-DRX™ product are designed to address these medical waste concerns. Absolutely none of the medical waste we process will ever go to a landfill,” said Dr. Burton Kunik, chairman and CEO. “Instead it is repurposed into a raw material that becomes part of a new product. With our ground-breaking, conversion process, medical waste throughout the world can now become a sustainable product managed in the most effective, environmentally-thoughtful means possible.”

Sharps Compliance Inc., a leading provider of convenient, cost-effective management solutions for medical waste (used syringes, needles, lancets and unused medications) generated outside the hospital and large healthcare setting, describes its new process as “a momentous leap forward in the environmentally responsible treatment of regulated medical waste.”

Compliance Inc. currently addresses medical waste  for approximately 9 million individuals in the U.S. who self-inject, producing a staggering 3 billion syringes per year, professional offices, clinics and other related regulated sites and emergency preparedness programs designed for rapid deployment to address medical waste generated in an emergency.

The Sharps Waste Conversion Process creates a sustainable product and a much needed “green” method to treat medical waste while creating a useable, safe and clean raw material. Pella-DRX is ideally suited for energy intensive industries like cement, lime, steel and power plants.

“Our process renders medical waste to be as sterile as sterile medical instruments,” added Kunik. “We’re not just reducing the amount of medical waste being sent to landfills, we’re completely eliminating it. Our new conversion process has the potential to transform our society and the medical waste industry by addressing major problems that affect the lives of all Americans.”

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