Initial Medical Services supports customers in their compliance with EU legislation, particularly legislation governed by EU law within the waste classification codes.
The business predominately operates under Code 18, which relates to hazardous waste derived from healthcare institutions.
Initial Medical Services holds a market leading position in the UK and Germany, the two European markets most advanced at managing dental waste.
Initial Medical Services is looking to roll out its products and services to other countries within the EU where it currently operates (Holland, France, Spain, Ireland and Switzerland) as well as other EU countries in which it currently does not operate.
In the coming years all EU dentists will be required to have an amalgam separator fitted to
prevent amalgam particulate, which can contain up to 50% mercury, from contaminating the public water system. This already applies in most western European countries.
Initial Media Services provides a unique device, called ‘Amalsed’, to remove amalgam waste from rinse water.
The mercury vapour suppressant qualities have been extensively tested at Initial Media Services’s Dental Technical Centre in Bielefeld, Germany.
In addition, specialist dental waste containers are collected and taken to the facility in Germany, where they are 100% recycled, including all amalgam waste.
Two key waste streams:
- Clinical (18.01.01 , 18.01.03 , 18.01.04)
- Dental – amalgam (18.01.09)
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