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How to ensure sustainability within healthcare

Environmental sustainability is one of the most important priorities for the healthcare industry and for medical plastics and device manufacturers. The challenge ahead demands that supply chain partners focus on sustainability within their own organisations and across their extended supply chains. Healthcare sustainability initiatives are gaining momentum. The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council’s (HPRC) membership has grown to include some of the industry’s largest device makers. Health Care Without Harm is working globally to promote sustainable procurement practices, green hospitals and healthcare waste reduction, and through its “For a greener NHS” campaign, the U.K. National Health Service is tackling climate change on multiple fronts - from reducing hospital emissions to investing in telemedicine. The medical plastics industry has opportunities to advance sustainability from design inception through product end-of-life for both disposable and durable devices and equipment.  Read more.....

 

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