“…[R]esearch in the US has noted that recycling and reusing medical equipment wherever possible can generate savings between $100,000 to $1.5 million in just 12 months, and also adds to the environmental benefits.

Research by Johns Hopkins Medicine has also highlighted the multi-million dollar savings hospitals could make by cleaning, recycling and reusing medical equipment instead of opting for disposable equipment. In many parts of the developed world, medical waste is a significant contributor to landfill, second only to the food industry in the gross amount of waste created.

‘Resterilisation and retesting could decrease the amount of needless waste from hospitals. Indeed a recent study by the US Government Accountability Office concluded that reprocessed devices do not present an increased health risk over new devices,’ Rashnavadi said.”

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