Although 2020 was a year like no other, Colorado Medical Waste was an essential business serving the needs of the Division of Homeland Security, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and healthcare front line professionals across the state. The amount of COVID waste generated by PPE, patient care, tests, sharps containers full of syringes and vials from vaccines which will be administered globally is unprecedented. At our award winning facility in Aurora, we reduce this waste stream by 90% turning it into a confetti like residual using sustainable technologies and processes and keeping it from filling up our landfills.
At Colorado Medical Waste, our first priority is serving the needs of our customers followed by reducing the carbon footprint of healthcare and medical waste to protect public health and the environment. Thank you GHP for choosing Colorado Medical Waste as 2020’s best medical waste management company in the USA!
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AURORA, CO., October 6, 2020 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability awards Colorado Medical Waste with the Environmental Leadership Program Silver Award. The ELP is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program for facilities that voluntarily go above and beyond compliance of state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement for their business and communities as well.
Colorado Medical Waste is proud to be recognized for our achievements and commitment to sustainability. We are honored to be one of 170 members state wide.
According to the AAMC, hospitals and labs emit 4.4% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and are responsible for more than 5 million tons of waste each year. Check out their article to see what academic medicine is doing to reduce its carbon footprint.