recycling x-ray films for silver – benefits

X-ray film disposal

The economic crisis that affects the world today`s has reached almost every field of industry, commerce, and production. However, there are a few exceptions: Today the price of silver is in constant escalation, and it is expected to increase even more in the near future.

Old x-ray films contain silver, recycling x-ray film not only helps to avoid more pollution and contamination in the environment but makes possible the reclamation of a valuable mineral that otherwise would be lost.

The x-ray film contains a dangerous element that can be harmful to human health and must be destroyed and disposed of in accordance with the strict EPA and HIPAA regulations. Recycling x-ray films is an efficient and economically advantageous alternative.

Additionally, it is advisable to recycle the scrap and outdated x-ray film to recover the silver that will be later used for diverse industrial applications such as photography, electronics, medical, dental and chemical, as well as handicrafts and jewelry.

At B. W.Recycling, Inc, an international corporation with more than 30 years of experience in metals recycling, we have a compromise to preserve and protect the natural ecologic balance and promote a clean and healthy atmosphere. To that end, we process the X-ray films in a refinery to extract their silver contents. Recycling contributes to lessen the pollution, save energy and extend the life of the materials for future uses and necessary applications.

Not only we pick up and recycle x-ray films, MRI films, scrap and outdated x-ray films. We also recycle the paper jackets that contain the films, thus helping to protect the forests that produce the wood required to manufacture paper.

The x-ray films are destroyed, but the silver in them is recovered. It is clear that recycling is convenient in every sense of the word.

The identity of the patients whose X-ray films we receive is totally protected. We dispose of the films and a “Certificate of Destruction is issued to confirm proper destruction of confidential health information.

The individuals or establishments that give us their updated or scrap x-ray film are protecting the environment, but at the same time, they can receive a payment for them, depending on the weight and amount.

We offer a pickup service in every state of the Union. You only have to call us and talk to one of our representatives to schedule a pickup and we will collect your x-ray films as agreed.

Thank you for your interest.

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