GMO waste disposal
What is a genetically modified organism (GMO)?
A GMO is an organism that has been genetically modified to introduce a new characteristic within itself. GMOs may consist of plants, animals or microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi.
What is contained use of GMOs?
In the medical and healthcare industry, “contained use” refers to the usage, storage, transport and destruction of GMOs to provide a high level of safety by limiting contact between GMOs and humans or the environment.
All infectious and non-infectious GMOs contained within clinical waste should be pre-bagged before disposal. Waste derived from human or animal research that contains infectious substances is classified as infectious GMO waste while waste that does not contain infectious substances is categorised as non-infectious GMO waste.
Secure GMO waste disposal with Clinismart
We utilise our user-friendly Clinismart system to safely contain, store, transport and destroy hazardous GMOs contained within clinical waste streams. The reusable Clinismart GMO waste disposal system comes with a foot-pedal mechanism that minimises contact between GMO waste and healthcare staff and reduces risk of pathogen transfer.
First, the assembled collector is wheeled to the GMO waste generation point where it collects and contains waste. Once full, the container is locked and taken to storage for pick up and disposal. Our fleet of purpose-built waste collection vehicles transports the collectors to our EPA compliant facilities where GMO waste is processed for recovery or secure destruction.
At the facility, the Clinismart containers are sent to our Washsmart system where they are washed through a stringent eight-step process with environmentally friendly detergent, powerful jet blasting hoses and steam technology. They then go through a rigorous quality control check where each container is inspected, tested and checked to be in 100% working order.
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