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Busch Systems Introduces Antimicrobial Recycling & Waste Receptacles

Barrie, Ontario, April 23rd, 2020 – Busch Systems introduces recycling and waste receptacles made with CuVerro Shield™ protection, a US EPA and Health Canada PMRA registered antimicrobial solution that kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within two hours.

CuVerro Shield™ by Aereus Technologies is an antimicrobial copper alloy solution that kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within two hours and continues to kill more than 99.9% of bacteria* even after repeated contamination. The coating is tarnish-resistant, will not wash off, wear away or oxidize. In addition, CuVerro Shield™ is made from up to 100% recycled copper material and is 100% recyclable.

Busch Systems International is a Certified B Corporation© and has been a leader in the design of recycling and waste containers since 1985. The release of these innovative products is timely for organizations and institutions where public safety is a top priority when planning sustainability solutions.

Comments Terry Frank, Senior Sales Manager, Aereus Technologies: “The moment you walk into Busch Systems, you can feel the progressive and forward-thinking energy of the company. It is this energy that Aereus Technologies captured when helping Busch Systems launch their first US EPA and Health Canada PMRA registered permanent antimicrobial coating technology for their products.

CuVerro Shield will initially be available on the Element lid of the popular Spectrum Series with additional rollouts to follow. The Element was chosen due to its versatility for use in a variety of industries, particularly those which might require the technology more quickly. States Frank: “In the Healthcare industry, this antimicrobial copper alloy technology will work 24/7 to help mitigate the risk of pathogenic microbes that may be present on the Spectrum Series Modular collection system covers.

UPDATED June 26, 2024: Busch Systems has discontinued the antimicrobial containers.

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For additional information or a sample copy, contact:

Rebecca Rainey, Marketing Manager

Busch Systems International, Recycling Made Simple.


About Busch Systems

Busch Systems has been a prominent designer and retailer of recycling, waste and composting containers for over 30 years, leading the way with an innovative and constantly expanding catalogue which also includes consulting services. All products are 100% recyclable and proudly made in North America. Busch Systems is also the creator of the Resource Center, a ground-breaking recycling and waste collection analytics software application.

About Aereus Technologies

Aereus Technologies Inc. is a Canadian-based manufacturing company, specializing in antimicrobial copper solutions. Through their proprietary process, Aereus creates a thin, solid copper alloy layer that kills harmful bacteria on contact and can be applied to almost any solid surface. Aereus Technologies is also the owner of Interspec Systems Ltd., which manufactures hospital headwalls and accessories at their facility in Rosemont, Ontario and Alspec Industries, an ISO 9001-2000 certified metal fabricator.