Reusable containers can significantly reduce the medical waste stream
by removing the weight of the single-use container. One study showed that a
250-bed hospital would reduce its medical waste stream by 13 tons per year from
just the weight of the single-use containers. The removal of these plastics
from the medical waste stream allows the hospital to implement an ideal pollution
prevention intervention. Here is a list of companies offering a reusable container system (PDF).
Medical Waste Management Program