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10. February 2019

RESHARP – preventing sharps injuries

REMONDIS Madison develops a new online scheme for storing and collecting used needles and other sharp instruments

Solution from the market leader

REMONDIS Medison, a leading provider of healthcare waste management solutions, has come up with an innovative, safe and easy-to-use solution for disposing of syringes and other sharp objects. Targeted at doctors’ surgeries and home care services as well as industrial businesses, RESHARP stands out from the crowd with its unique combination of products and services.

Highest levels of safety & maximum flexibility

“The customers receive special rigid bins that have been approved for storing sharps. When they are full, the bins are then collected free of charge by UPS. Which means that REMONDIS Medison’s safe collection scheme also includes a full and innovative range of services,” explained Vanessa Schürhoff, who is in charge of the project. This novel system not only considerably reduces the customers’ workload, it also offers maximum levels of safety and flexibility. “Syringes that are to be sent for incineration can, in theory, be thrown away with residual waste. This can create problems, however, as they end up in the residual waste bin that can be accessed by anyone,” said Vanessa Schürhoff, underlining the possible risks. Using the RESHARP scheme removes the potential hazards that come with disposing of sharps in the black bin.

The approved RESHARP bins are made of a rigid material so that sharps can be safely stored and transported. The bins are collected free of charge

Easy-to-use online ordering system

The sharps bins can be ordered online whenever they are needed and payment is also simple as the platform offers a variety of online payment methods. The clients themselves decide when they wish the full sharps bins to be collected. “If they don’t want them to be collected, then they can simply hand them in to a UPS office,” Vanessa Schürhoff continued. Discretion is also guaranteed as the scheme provides an unbroken chain of services from start to finish. Nobody has access to the RESHARP bins except REMONDIS and UPS which means they are collected and transported without anyone else noticing. RESHARP can be used for disposing of syringes as well as any other type of sharp or pointed instruments. This means, of course, that is not only a safe system for scalpels but also for used box cutters and razor blades found at industrial firms.

The RESHARP bins can be ordered online at

State-of-the-art recycling technology

Being part of the REMONDIS Group, REMONDIS Medison has access to state-of-the-art processing and recycling technologies so that customers can rest assured that their old sharps are being handled and treated using environmentally sound processes.

Image credits: image 1: © REMONDIS; image 2: Freepik: zlatko_plamenov


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