Sama Environmental Services Co., a company of the Saudi group ASG signed an agreement with Tesalys, market leader in the supply of solutions for on-site infectious waste treatment for the promotion of Tesalys STERIPLUSTM and STERISHRED® shredder-sterilizers for biomedical waste in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With a common goal of bringing a sustainable solution to the environmental impact related to the disposal of healthcare waste, Sama and Tesalys unite their expertise to deploy at national scale Tesalys' innovative on-site treatment of the infectious waste.

 

Sama Environmental Services Co. and Tesalys commit to the future of healthcare waste management in KSA

With the goal of contributing to the sustainable change in the healthcare waste treatment, Tesalys and Sama signed an agreement for the promotion of STERIPLUS™ and STERISHRED® shredder-sterilizers for infectious waste treatment in Saudi Arabia. The agreement was signed by Mr. Miquel Lozano, President of Tesalys and Eng.  Saba S. Alamoudi, COO of Sama Environmental Services Co. during the recent Arab Health 2022 trade fair in Dubai on January 25th. 2022, in presence of Mr. Rimon Armanios, Business Development Manager Middle East of Tesalys and Mrs. Hager Ben Nasr, Trade Development Advisor in Saudi Arabia for the French Development Agency, Business France.

 

On that note, Mr. Nawaf AlSharif, CEO of Al-Sharif Group said: "In SAMA we intend to inspire Vision2030 by promoting environmental values, meaningful utilization of surroundings waste turning it from an environmentally harmful product to an economically profitable commodity, also to lead finding qualitative solutions to the highest global standards, and we look forward to contribute in raising community awareness about their role in environmental conservation; basing it on The Green Saudi initiative"

And Mr. Miquel Lozano, President of Tesalys adds: "At Tesalys we believe that the development of sustainable waste management solutions is not only about technology. It is also about spreading the knowledge of proper waste management at all levels, from governmental agencies up to the healthcare professionals that use our equipment. For this reason, we need to rely on a local partner that shares our values and has the ability to scale up our common vision. We are glad to announce our collaboration with Al-Sharif Group throught its specialized company Sama Environmental Services who opens us the opportunity for us to deploy our innovative STERIPLUS™ and STERISHRED® solutions in Saudi Arabia and enlarge our footprint in the Middle East region."

 

Reduction of 80% of the volume of infectious waste, tons of CO2 avoided with STERIPLUSTM and STERISHRED® systems

Tesalys systems are compact, easy to install, ergonomic and easy to use and are designed for safe on-site treatment of the infectious waste. The STERIPLUS™ and STERISHRED® ranges include 5 different models with a treatment capacity of up to 100 kg/h. The technology is based on a patented shredding system which reduces the volume of waste up to 80% combined with a steam sterilization at 135°C which kills all viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The result is a safe, unrecognizable confetti that can be disposed of or recycled as domestic waste.  The impact on the environment is also to be considered: on-site treatment of healthcare waste with Tesalys systems generates 5 times less CO2 emissions than the current collection-transportation-incineration methods used. For every ton of waste treated with our systems, 0.46 eqCO2 tons are avoided. As an example, if the whole volume of infectious waste generated in the world was treated on-site with Tesalys systems, we could save the equivalent of the CO2 emissions of 1 million cars per annum.