Our ambition is to make a significant contribution to a circular world.
We do this by purifying Healthcare waste and waste water of all medicinal and bio-hazardous residues so that it is clean and reusable. We deliver solutions for wastes that are categorized as high-risk/harmful . We focus on areas where we are able to maximise our impacts like hospitals and care homes, or in new initiatives, such as diaper recyclin
We create an ecosystem with our technical and circular partners to build a better future for our planet through addressing some of the major challenges we face today:
Threat of antibiotic resistance
The WHO lists Antibiotic Resistance and Climate Change, Pollution and Public Health as among the 10 biggest threats to the health of the world's population. Hospital waste water is a point source for anti-biotics and many of the infections they are used to prevent or treat. Pharmafilter removes this contamination at source. The complete elimination of all pollutants makes it possible to return healthcare wastewater back to nature, completely decontaminated- Or even better, to reuse it.Read more
High costs of biohazardous waste
The transportation, processing and treatment of biohazardous waste results in significant management, compliance and logistical challenges as well as high costs for hospitals. The Pharmafilter platform decontaminates hospital waste converting them to high value, reusable raw materials. In doing so the Pharmafilter platform enables it’s partners to engage meaningfully with the circular economy.Read more
Patient, staff and visitor safety
Healthcare-associated infections account for 5%* of total annual hospital admissions. Handling contaminated hospital waste is one of the key factors behind infection risks from healthcare-associated infections. Pharmafilter significantly reduces the amount of interactions staff have with hospital waste, thus having a direct, measurable impact on the number of healthcare-associated infections.Read more
The solid waste that is filtered in the first step of the process is also treated in the Pharmafilter installation. The organic fraction of this waste stream is subject to fermentation, yielding biogas for the production of sustainable-renewable electricity and heat. The remaining waste undergoes a process of dewatering and decontamination.
Following this, the waste can be safely separated so that plastics and precious metals can be reused. This waste disposal method increases circularity options and reduces the hospital's CO2 footprint, as well as waste collection and disposal costs.
Want to know more about what Pharmafilter and the Tonto can do for the sustainability targets of your hospital? Contact us directly.