The health sector is responsible for an estimated 4.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions – the vast majority of which originate in the supply chain. One of the easiest ways to start addressing that is for OEMs to focus on recycling and reusing materials, as the first comprehensive life cycle assessment of reprocessed versus disposed ‘single-use’ devices makes clear. How can OEMs weigh up the pros and cons of recycling and reprocessing, and use this insight to make their own work more sustainable? Monica Karpinski finds out.

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