Managing RCRA-hazardous Waste

February 2013 - Vol.10 No. 2 - Page #28
Category: Pharmaceutical Waste Management Services

The trend toward RCRA compliance continues to grow, as reflected in PP&Ps annual Going Green Survey of hospital pharmacy waste practices. The majority of US facilities now report either partial or full compliance in managing their RCRA-hazardous waste streams. In fact, 54% report they are fully compliant, while only 11% are non-compliant. This correlates with an increasing number of facilities implementing focused programs, including the use of approved waste containers, and designated long-term storage areas for managing RCRA-hazardous pharmaceutical waste.

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