Our healthcare assets – the items purchased to care for patients – are precious. And yet, mountains of reusable medical devices and equipment are needlessly sent to incinerators or left to waste in landfills every year simply because the manufacturer has chosen to label the device for “single use.”
Research has linked medical waste disposal to serious environmental and public health damages. By allowing needless medical waste to pollute the planet and make people sicker, the healthcare sector is undermining its own purpose.
By using reprocessed devices, hospitals and care centers divert tens of millions of pounds of medical waste from landfills every year. By working with reprocessors, the healthcare industry can do its part to steward our resources responsibly and sustainably.