CleanMed Europe 2020: The “eco-responsible” healthcare congress
Medical devices used in healthcare also have an adverse effect on the environment. Part of the problem concerns, in particular, single-use devices, which encourage an accumulation of waste, which is ultimately unsustainable. Speakers agreed that strategies must be put in place to promote the reconditioning and recycling of such devices. Initiatives in this direction already exist in some countries and only need to be developed elsewhere. However, care must be taken to make them compatible with the new European regulation, 2017/745 relating to medical devices, which is not necessarily easy but is by no means impossible, as the representative of AMDR pointed out ( Association of Medical Device Reprocessors), an association celebrating its 20th anniversary…
Original text appears in French, English translation provided courtesy of AMDR
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