We use our knowledge to develop the most environmental friendly services for our customers and willingly share our environmental expertise with them.
Environmental Responsibility

Gamma Waste Systems is committed to protecting the environment. We use our knowledge to develop the most environmental friendly services for our customers and willingly share our ecological expertise with them.

Our Sharps Management Service featuring Bio Systems re-usable containers has prevented over 60 million plastic containers from ending up in landfills. Our Pharmaceutical Waste Compliance programs help hundreds of hospitals, medical offices, pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers properly dispose of drugs so that they don't end up in lakes and streams.

From our beginning, we have championed the use of non-incineration treatment technologies. We are helping more and more customers properly segregate their waste streams, which reduces the need for incineration. We have been able to close many of our incinerator facilities, and have helped hundreds of customers shut down their on-site incinerators. Currently, about 10% of Gamma Waste Systems’ U.S. treatment capacity includes incineration, down from more than 28% in 2001.

Our Concern for Environmental Sustainability

Reduce: Waste reduction is the process and the course of action to reduce the amount of waste produced and ultimately disposed. Waste reduction or waste minimization, also known as source reduction, is simply reducing waste at its source. In the waste management hierarchy the most effective plan and processes are mentioned first. Waste minimization is also strongly related to efforts to minimize resource and energy use. The fewer materials used for the same production output means that less waste is produced.

Reuse: Conventional reuse is where an item is used again for the same function, like when you refill a coffee cup instead of throwing it in the trash. It is also reuse when an item is reused for a different purpose, like when you use a 2-liter soda bottle as a seed-starter greenhouse.
Reuse helps the planet, but it also saves money. In many countries, this savings was not considered beneficial enough to forego the convenience of disposable products. Today’s consumer is becoming more aware of environmental concerns and this awareness is gradually changing business and government policies, and consumer attitudes about what the convenience of a disposable society is really costing us.

Recycle: Recycling conserves our natural raw material resources, and typically uses much less energy. Saving energy means that smokestack emissions of greenhouse gas and other pollutants like mercury are reduced at the power plant, and our energy sources are not depleted as quickly. Recycling is critical to today’s waste management programs.

Recyclable materials can be generated anywhere, and nearly anything is recyclable. They include paper, aluminum, glass, road surfaces, scrap metals, and all forms of plastics. Even food and lawn waste can be recycled. Fryer oil can be made into bio-diesel fuel, some plant products can be fermented into ethanol fuels, and some can be composted into fertilizer, or reduced in size to be used as mulch.

The “Three R’s” above outline what we can do to help preserve natural resources and protect the environment. With abnormal climate change, going green is an important step to protect our Earth. The list of steps everyone of us can take to help our planet is continually growing. Conscientious Earth citizens have the ability to learn about the right things to do. React, obviously, is the next step. After you learn, get out of your chair and actually do something about it: React! Make today the day YOU start to do something about it.

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Gamma Waste Systems is certified by City of Houston and State of Texas, HUB, NMSDC, 8a, W/MBE.
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