Health Systems are challenged on several fronts in the delivery of care to the public. Antibiotic resistant bacteria and medicinal residues in the water cycle, high costs associated with the management of hospital waste, Healthcare Associated Infection risks to patients, visitors and staff, staff retention and shortages, the “polluter pays” legislation and mandatory sustainability reporting guidelines as of 2025: Health Systems are challenged on several fronts in the delivery of care to the public.
Pharmafilter has proven to be the smartest, safest, most effective and sustainable way to treat hospital waste and waste water at leading European hospitals ever since 2012. Our integrated waste and waste water treatment platform offers solutions to all the challenges listed above. In doing so the platform and its users contribute to a safe, healthy and sustainable future for our planet.
Not waste but raw materials
The Pharmafilter platform returns water back to nature completely decontaminated. It is therefore reusable for grey water purposes, reducing demand on water resources. It turns biohazardous waste into reusable, profitable raw materials. And it reduces health risks for staff, patients and visitors by drastically minimising the number of contact and transport interactions with this waste.
This is Maria Koijck, artist and nurse. And this is the waste of one surgical operation. Her operation. Maria has been fighting for years to raise awareness of the waste problem in the healthcare sector.
Ready for tomorrow
Furthermore, it insulates hospitals from the challenges of tomorrow. As the polluter pays, it is much more cost-efficient to produce 'clean' waste. And thanks to the Pharmafilter data platform, sustainability reporting is also an integral part of our service.
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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.
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