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Rehrig Healthcare Systems Introduces New 17 Gallon Reusable Sharps Container

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:36am

Rehrig Pacific Company, a market leader in reusable transport packaging, environmental waste & recycling collection containers, asset management & tracking solutions, reverse logistics, as well as packaging & container recovery services, introduces Rehrig Healthcare System’s Sharps Tank, an FDA 510(k) cleared, 17 gallon reusable sharps container.

Made in the U.S.A., the Sharps Tank can be used in all clinical and laboratory environments for the disposal of both small and large sharps. It has been FDA cleared as a Class II Medical Device and is also DOT approved, PGII rated for bio-hazardous waste collection. Unlike single use disposable sharps containers, the 100% recyclable and reusable Sharps Tank is both economically and environmentally sustainable with a life cycle of hundreds of uses. “As the market leader in waste collection containers and reusable transport packaging, we have applied our engineering and manufacturing capabilities to produce a more durable and sustainable 17 gallon sharps container for the safe collection and disposal of medical waste,” said Cindy Meissen, Development Manager, Environmental Group for Rehrig Pacific.

Perfect for areas with limited space, Rehrig Pacific has designed their large sharps container with a wide opening, side-hinged main lid and a transparent sub-lid for more restricted access and monitoring fill capacity. Each lid has a two position latch; one is for daily use and the other is a full lock position for transport. Optional accessories include a hands-free foot pedal dolly and a molded 4-caster rolling dolly designed for the clinical environment.

Rehrig Pacific designs the Sharps Tank for automated handling and to be highly nestable for efficient shipping and storing when empty. The HDPE main lid and container along with the polypropylene sub-lid are made with an antimicrobial additive for additional clinical protection.

For a closer look at the Sharps Tank, visit Rehrig Pacific in booth #212 at the AHE (Association for the Healthcare Environment) EXChange in Phoenix, Arizona from September 16th to 19th. To find out more about the features and benefits of Rehrig Pacific’s new 17 gallon reusable Sharps Tank, contact Jack Weber, National Sales Manager, Strategic Markets, Environmental Group at (323) 262-5145 or visit: www.rehrighealthcare.com

About Rehrig Healthcare Systems
Rehrig Healthcare Systems is a Rehrig Pacific company dedicated to providing innovative, efficient and environmentally sustainable products and services within the healthcare environment.

About Rehrig Pacific Company
Rehrig Pacific has been helping customers find better ways to transport and store their products for nearly 100 years. Founded in 1913, Rehrig Pacific has become a world-leading provider of reverse logistics & supply chain management, reusable transport packaging, and environmental waste & recycling solutions. In addition to roll-out carts, recycling bins and commercial containers for the waste & recycling collection industry, Rehrig Pacific also manufactures plastic pallets and containers servicing the agriculture, bakery, beverage, dairy and materials handling industries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., Rehrig Pacific serves customers with manufacturing and service locations throughout the United States and Mexico in addition to sales offices and licensees throughout South America, and the world.

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