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Medical Device Product Destruction

We offer secure shredding and product destruction for surgical devices.
We offer secure shredding and product destruction for surgical devices.

A company that manufactures large medical devices for surgical procedures called us about a product line that had been manufactured incorrectly and was not up to their quality control standards. If their medical devices had been thrown away in a dumpster, their product could be picked up and potentially counterfeited or resold. Instead, they looked for a partner in Utah who could ensure secure product destruction.

We transported over 1000 of the units from their facility via GPS tracked truck and unloaded them in our secure indoor facility. In preparation to shred the surgical devices, we separated the product from the retail boxes. We carefully cleaned our warehouse shredders that we use daily for our confidential paper shredding services. We then recycled the cardboard packaging, and fed the individual devices onto our conveyer for shredding. The shredder cut them again and again and rendered them into unidentifiable bits of material.

We have intense machinery. The whole process only took a couple of hours, keeping costs down and making it a financially reasonable project for our client. We provided pictures and video to our client showing that the product was processed to their specifications. As well, we provided a Certificate of Destruction for their legal records. Our client was highly satisfied with the outcomes of this destruction project. They will send any more destruction projects our way to ensure their brand confidentiality and safe disposal of proprietary medical devices.

For destruction services in Utah, please call Main Office line 801 386-9650

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Crushing Plastic Prototype Casings in Washington State

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Secure Product Destruction: Texas Style

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Confetti Blunder: We Prefer Prevention

At the nation’s most beloved spectacle, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, confetti flies freely. But, during the 2012 parade, Ethan Finkelstein noticed that some of the pieces of paper flying around him had writing on them, numbers that looked like social security numbers. Other bits revealed the details of legal cases and… Continue Reading

Zero Landfill with Everett Graphics

Everett Graphics, a leading northern California manufacturer of folding cartons, is one of our oldest customers and we have been working together since 1987. In an effort to enhance the Zero Landfill program at Everett Graphics, we collaborated to design this new system to reduce the labor devoted to recycling while ensuring the production of the… Continue Reading

Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter

Junkyard Planet is an educational and enjoyable read which illuminates the complexities of global recycling. A journalist living in China for a decade and the son of a Midwest scrap dealer, Minter guides the reader from curbside pickup in Houston to scrap yards in Asia that sort the waste of wealthy nations. His skills as… Continue Reading

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