Everyone has learned or understands the Water Cycle and how important it is that we protect such a vital resource. Here are some interesting facts that exemplify the importance of water protection and the meaningfulness of TRIOXY as a pharmaceutical waste treatment concept.
About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, however, only 3% is freshwater or water that we can drink.
Water is a resource that cannot be created by man.
Water is constantly being recycled, therefore, some of the water you drink today could be the same water that was consumed by prehistoric life millions of years ago.
These are just a few fun facts about the water we use on a daily basis and how important it is that we protect it. When pharmaceutical and healthcare wastes are mismanaged, chemicals, active ingredients, and other pollutants enter the water system through disposal methods involving medication discarded down sewer drains. Also, improperly segregated healthcare waste that is placed in sharps containers will eventually reach the landfills. Once in the landfill, the pharmaceuticals can at that point, reach the groundwater system.
At TRIOXY, all healthcare waste is converted to OXYFUEL and never comes in contact with the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the soil that we grow our food in.