JOHANNESBURG - A new South African partnership known as Tshenolo Green Solutions (TGS) said on Tuesday it was combining the use of a locally developed on-site waste disposal technology with a comprehensive logistic approach to improve healthcare waste disposal.
In a statement, TGS said the safe and effective management of healthcare waste emanating from hospitals and other healthcare facilities had long been a matter of grave concern locally and internationally.
The World Health Organization says the management of healthcare waste requires increased attention and diligence to avoid exposure to infectious agents.
TGS is a partnership between waste management company Tshenolo Waste and technology firm Tech4Green, developers and manufacturers of a technology that thoroughly shreds and sterilizes potentially hazardous medical waste at the premises of a healthcare facility.
“Tech4Green has spent five years developing, trialling and perfecting the compact ISS T4H 480 system, which is a truly ground-breaking technology able to shred waste into a completely sterile, unrecognisable pulp on the site of a healthcare facility," said Ivan Mzimela, managing partner of Tech4Green's holding company the SpesNet Global Group.