Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Birmingham
Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK, is known for its cultural diversity, eclectic cuisine, the Edgbaston Waterworks which is rumoured to have inspired the Minas Morgul in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Two Towers’, and nifty finds at the Jewellery Quarter on a Saturday afternoon.
“Mama, I’m Coming Home” is what every Birmingham lad cries when they’ve been away from their beloved city too long and who happens to sing this song? None other than Birmingham born and raised rock legend Ozzy Osbourne! But he’s not the only famous Brummie in the entertainment industry; Duran Duran and Jamelia have also graced stages all over the world.
However, this isn’t all Birmingham is known for. Another favourite pastime is overindulging in delicious food! Enjoy crispy fried chicken for lunch from Café Dupont, try a bowl of famous Birmingham soup from Purnell’s one of the city’s five Michelin star restaurants and satisfy your sugar cravings with a scrumptious chocolate croissant from the Continental Bakery. You can even take a trip out to Cadbury World and eat your body weight in chocolate, while learning about the very first Cadbury store opening in 1824, which was situated in the heart of the city centre.
All this amazing food, art, culture, music and history makes the city of Birmingham “ace” – a tennis term which was also coined right here! So, it’s no wonder serving up world class healthcare is a priority for the city.
Birmingham Healthcare Waste Management with vision.
A few decades ago, in a far-off land named Australia, something magical happened to the healthcare waste management industry – a reusable sharps container was created. Sharpsmart was the name of the container and it soon went on to be the standard of safety and ecology for sharps waste management in a healthcare setting.
From these humble beginnings, the notion of a reusable healthcare waste container grew to support other waste streams – and countries. The Sharpsmart has now expanded across Australia, Canada, the US, and the UK. A unique solution so well-loved by both clinicians and our founders, we named the business after it – Sharpsmart! Each year this safety-engineered container reduces the amount of single-use plastic going to landfill. Not only that, but with over 20 safety features designed with clinician feedback, it has been proven to reduce the risk of sharps injuries during disposal!
These were two of the key pillars of Sharpsmart’s mission when our CEO created the reusable sharps container: to reduce sharps injuries and the burden of single-use plastic on the environment. The organisation has grown to be globally recognised as a healthcare waste management partner that prioritises the safety, education, efficiencies, and compliance of facilities. Our methods are not exactly traditional, but they are effective and backed by peer-reviewed studies. With passion, vision, and science on our side – we know we can Make Healthcare Safer for Birmingham clinicians.
Now that we’ve explained our roots – let’s capture all the services we can provide:
Reusable sharps containers and sharps waste management
Offensive, Anatomical and Clinical waste disposal
Cytotoxic waste disposal
Pharmaceutical Disposal, Hazardous Waste and Controlled Substances
Total waste management, i.e. we do everything!
We’re not your standard waste management company – here’s why we stand out:
Implementing healthcare waste reduction strategies to reduce costs and drive sustainability goals
Clinical Waste Education to upskill clinical staff on best-practice safety and segregation behaviours
Safest clinical waste containers in the world! (Big claim, but we can back it up!)
Audit and KPI management. (We hold ourselves to our promises!)
Our people are simply amazing. Just wait until you meet them!
What if you could shrink your clinical waste?
Don’t worry, the solution to reducing your clinical waste volume won’t result in a “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” moment. At Sharpsmart we put equal focus on two factors of all our solutions: education and a tangible container or device to help with the problem. The first step to help facilities to lower their overall waste volume and total costs is through proper waste segregation. This occurs through training as well as the right containers that encourage putting items in the correct waste stream. We help you develop a waste education strategy – complete with steps and audits that prove that your waste disposal needs are being met. Our partners frequently use our Verify Waste Categorisation tool to aid in waste segregation and identification too.
Now for the shrinking part – the Vacsmart! This waste shrinkage system is proven to shrink clinical and offensive waste volumes by up to 80% Less volume often means lower costs during disposal. Also it is genuinely very neat to see in action – you can view a GIF of it here. This is one aspect of how Sharpsmart focuses on the challenge of clinical and offensive waste reduction. The best way to think of it is when your neighbour doesn’t break down all their boxes before putting them in the recycling bin. They just wasted all that space for nothing! And now you can’t put your own boxes in. The Vacsmart eliminates any unnecessary space in clinical and offensive waste bags, creating maximum efficiency for disposal. This solution is fully portable and can be deployed within all areas. See, you really can shrink your clinical waste!
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Birmingham.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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