Environmental Expert.com, Reprocessing Medical Equipment Reduces Waste, Cut Costs (09/16/10):

Hospitals facing the double whammy of trying to contain costs and be environmentally friendly are finding that reprocessing single-use medical devices can accomplish both goals.

Not only are the hospitals substantially reducing the amount of medical waste they are disposing of, they are saving about half the cost of replacing single-use devices (SUDs) with new items.

Those annual savings come to more than $100 million, according to reprocessing companies, with one industry analyst predicting savings of more than $1 billion in the future….