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Healthcare facilities can’t settle for over-the-counter waste solutions. They need smart, specialized plans that meet the needs of providers, patients, and more.

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Putting patients first

Caring for patients requires diagnostic and therapeutic skills that rely on a range disposable items, from gloves to gowns to surgical tools. Handling medical waste safely is a science unto itself. Rubicon designs programs that are optimized for facilities large and small to carefully separate and manage the disposal of syringes, wrappers, paper products, and instruments.

  • Of the total amount of waste generated by healthcare activities, about 85% is general, non-hazardous waste
  • The remaining 15% is considered hazardous material that may be infectious, toxic, or radioactive
  • Every year, an estimated 16 billion injections are administered worldwide—but not all of the needles and syringes are properly disposed of
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A cure for waste management

Rubicon provides sustainable solutions that support all of your waste and recycling needs. Our team of experts will analyze your usage of disposables to develop cost-effective systems that keep patients safe, keep you compliant, and offer benefits to your facility, the environment, and your local community.

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