Patients in hospitals or nursing homes frequently rely on containers such as urine bottles, wedges, basins, or other items for personal hygiene. After each use, these items must be washed and disinfected with the consequent cost.

The washing and disinfection teams consume water, electricity and chemical products plus the time that the personnel spend. Disinfection equipment also requires frequent inspections and validations. Despite this, an infection risk cannot be completely excluded due to failures between inspections. There is also a danger of infectious agents resistant to the processes used.

ECOPATENT develops containers of biodegradable material such as cellulose, which can be completely eliminated through the sewer system together with human excrement. Unlike those made from recycled newspaper scraps, which include substances banned by wastewater treatment plants, cellulose is 100% biodegradable. ECOPATENT has developed an innovative technology for the production of completely waterproof cellulose containers.

The ECOPATENT macerator breaks the fibers and completely liquefies the cellulose containers with cold water. It produces a pulp of cellulose that can be removed through the sewer.

By using the ECOPATENT system, hospitals and nursing homes can minimize the risk of infection and significantly reduce their electricity and labor costs. Furthermore, by completely eliminating the use of chemical products, a non-aggressive process against the environment is ensured.