The medical device industry still has a long way to go when it comes to ‘going green’, but a wave of change is underway with an increasing number of manufacturers shifting towards sustainable and innovative methods to conserve energy and reduce their environmental impact.

Sustainable medical equipment can be advantageous for businesses in terms of cost savings, investor attraction, greater brand recognition, and gaining a competitive advantage, in addition to being better for the environment and appealing to consumers. Medical device manufacturers must consider sustainability at the outset of the design phase and take the equipment’s whole lifecycle into account if they are to gain these and other advantages.

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