Commitment to Our Environment
GFM Environmental Services will always remain committed to providing products, services and client solutions which reduces, limits or eliminates the environmental impact of healthcare providers and the wide variety of businesses and individuals we serve. We will "walk the walk," and distinguish ourselves as the best environmental choice for the disposal of waste material generated in the healthcare setting.
Why is GFM Environmental Your Best Environmental Choice?
GFM Environmental Services uses non-incineration technology to treat and dispose of the majority of waste materials. The wholesale incineration of biomedical waste is a significant source of environmental toxins including dioxin and furans.
- Utilize proven non-polluting technology to treat and dispose of waste. GFM Environmental utilizes state of the art steam sterilizers (autoclaves) to treat the vast majority of waste materials and avoids incineration unless absolutely necessary.
- Recycle. GFM Environmental recycles 90% of the cardboard and other paper materials which enters our facilities. Plastics are cleaned and recycled where possible and metallic materials are segregated and recycled.
- Efficient Routing and Transportation. GFM Environmental uses advanced and efficient routing software to ensure that the carbon-footprint and emissions from our service vehicles is minimized. Not only does the development of efficient routes make business sense by reducing fuel costs and vehicle wear, emissions are lowered and our overall environmental impact is decreased.
- Reusable Containers. GFM Environmental uses a wide variety of reusable containers including tubs, pails and sharps containers. GFM Environmental has set the goal of 100% reuse of plastic containers.