Recyclable vs Circular Products Explained – For medical waste handling, different recycling approaches have their own distinct benefits. In this post, we’ll take a look at both options.
There’s no doubt that recycling and sustainable practices are improving our daily life and the future of our ecosystem. Reducing the amount of waste in landfills minimizes our environmental impact and protects natural resources.
When it comes to the waste management process, both recycling and circular products are important. Each plays a role in stopping medical waste products from ending up in incinerators and leaching into our soil while also conserving resources so we’re not constantly processing new materials.
For medical waste handling, each of these approaches has its own distinct benefits. In this post, we’ll take a look at both options.
When it comes to recyclable products, this refers to items that can be reused to make a new product after its initial use. Once the items are properly processed, the materials are used to make new products instead of discarding them completely and rendering them useless.
Medication bottles, often made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polypropylene (PP) are recyclable and can be collected after use. This is a great example, because once they are properly emptied and cleaned, they can be used again following all healthcare regulations.
To take things a step further, there is the circular approach. This is much more comprehensive in that it seeks to keep products in use for a long time, without having to be processed for reuse. This is what is referred to as a closed-loop system when the product is used for something else immediately after its initial use is completed.
A great example is replacing one-time use surgical gowns that must be thrown away after each use. Gowns made of material that can be washed, sterilized and reused or repurposed after use means there are even less resources being used and conservation is at its highest level.
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