A simple manually operated device has been developed by Balcan Engineering to dispose of used hypodermic needles and syringes safely and economically. It can be used anywhere by anyone and overcomes the costs and dangers to health associated with traditional sharps boxes.
Needles in syringes are inserted in the end of the syringe into the top-loading hole of the device. The operating handle is then pushed downward. This rotates a cutting disk, which chops the needle into pieces while, with the same action, completely removes the nib from the syringe, rendering it unusable. The debris falls into a disposable covered pot below that can hold the remains of 250 green-hubbed needles.
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