Sustainability: The Next Frontier in The Medical Device Industry
Medical Plastics News
Environmental protection and the achievement of more sustainable processes are increasingly moving to the top of agendas across many industries, and the medical device sector is no exception.Currently, 90 percent of medical device waste is made up of disposable items and various stakeholders from regulators, hospital systems and governments are urging the industry to work towards the reduction of disposable waste and to adopt environmentally sound manufacturing processes.
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The article is featured on the front cover of the magazine and appears on page 20 of their September-October issue where George I’ons, Head of Product Strategy and Insights, discusses the balance between sustainability, safety and commercial viability.