What Waste Is This?

Step #1 For Proper Waste Management - Identify Waste identification is a crucial step in the waste management process. It's essential to identify and classify different types of waste so that they can be appropriately managed and disposed of by environmental regulations. This article will explain what waste identification is, why it's essential, and provide tips on accurately identifying different types of waste.  The ...
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Medsafe disposal, what you need to know

Pharmaceuticals are an essential part of our healthcare system, but they can also be a source of pollution if they are not disposed of properly. MedSafe is a pharmaceutical waste disposal system that helps to reduce this pollution.   Medsafe – pharmaceutical waste disposal is a container that you can use to dispose of unwanted or expired medication. Once your MedSafe is complete, you can take it to a pharmaceutical waste ...
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Where and How To Dispose Of Unused Drugs

  In 2020, there were approximately 8 billion people living around the world, and it’s been growing ever since so is prescribed medical drugs. Picture how many medications were prescribed before the pandemic, and how many are prescribed now. According to SingleCare, more than 4 billion medications are dispensed per year in the United States alone. In comparison, about $2.8 billion worth of medications are wasted each year, ...
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Medical Waste in 2022

 In 2022 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, the healthcare industry continues to experience many challenges related to their biohazardous and sharps waste (medical waste). Medical waste poses a serious health risk when left out, improperly contained, or incorrectly disposed of. It is important to be aware and informed about the health risks of medical waste and why proper disposal is essential. Health care waste is ...
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Lisinopril

Lisinopril - What is it Myocardial infarction (heart attacks), hypertension (high blood pressure), and heart failure are serious problems in the medical world, specifically involving individuals 45 and up. How do we prevent these medical emergencies from happening? Medications called ACE inhibitors such as Lisinopril are used to hinder the possibility of narrow blood vessels from causing high blood pressure, and therefore, ...
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Prescription Drug Take Back

National Take Back Day On October 27th of this year, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted its 16th National Take Back Day for prescription drugs. In cooperation with local law enforcement agencies across the nation, 914,236 lbs. (457.12 tons) of expired and unused prescription drugs were collected and properly disposed. This brings the total amount of prescription drug waste collected with this program ...
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Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal

    Shop For Disposal Options   Medical waste is generated daily by thousands of facilities across the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that, “Of the total amount of waste generated by health-care activities, about 85% is general, non-hazardous waste comparable to domestic waste. The remaining 15% is considered hazardous material that may be infectious, chemical or radioactive.” (1) Regardless of ...
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What Are The Four Types Of Medical Waste

There are four main categories of medical waste in a dental office: sharps, infectious, hazardous, and non-hazardous.  Learn about each here.  As a waste management and compliance company we often get asked by dentists “What are the different types of waste I am required to dispose of and show documentation for?” There are four main types of dental waste, and each comes with its own standard for proper disposal. In this post ...
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The Opioid Crisis: How Pills Meant to Alleviate Pain Became an American Epidemic

Although pain relievers are prescribed to alleviate pain, some individuals find them to be the source of all their troubles—even the source of their death. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 116 Americans die from opioid-related drug overdoses each day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that opioid overdose deaths have increased over 30% in the last year, ...
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Hurricane Harvey Update: We're safe, and ready to service your needs.

To our customers: We are safe and available to you. Although our offices were also impacted by flooding and many of our staff had to be evacuated, PureWay Waste Compliance (Katy, TX) remains 100% operational and we are working with our out-of-state offices to ensure all orders get processed within 48 hours. As a waste compliance service, we will go the extra mile to assist our customers and those affected in the greater ...
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