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Sustainability in Healthcare: Green Deal

The Green Deal Sustainability in Healthcare is an agreement between the Dutch government and the healthcare sector, with the common goal of promoting sustainable development within healthcare. The aim of the agreement is to reduce CO2 emissions from the healthcare sector and to make healthcare more sustainable. Dutch healthcare institutions have committed to various sustainability goals of this Green Deal. One of these goals is to reduce CO2 emissions through energy savings and by the use of sustainable energy. The concrete aim is to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2019.

Hospital waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. It is very important that medical instruments are recycled or reused at the end of their life cycle. Together we can chart a more sustainable course in healthcare. Our strategic partner, Blue2Green, introduces a revolutionary innovative technology for medical waste recycling with the mission to decontaminate medical waste instead of incinerating it.

Medical waste, such as surgical staplers, is comparable to regular industrial waste after decontamination and can therefore be processed as such. Reusable raw materials are sorted using high-quality recycling techniques. In contrast to current incineration, valuable raw materials are retained and can be used in circular production processes. Thanks to the decontamination of medical waste, the healthcare sector can become significantly more sustainable.

Blue2Green offers the most effective and sustainable solution for recycling healthcare waste, with which we reduce CO2 emissions and make maximum efforts to reuse raw materials.

Recycling of Surgical Staplers

Together with Blue2Green Fengh Europe initiated a project to recycle our surgical stapling devices and it’s accessories. The Fengh Battery-box is a pilot with the aim of promoting more sustainable processing of hospital waste. In this case more specific to develop a recycling process for the lithium batteries that are used in our Powered Stapling platform. The next step is to develop a workflow to decontaminate, dismantle and recycle our surgical instruments in the most efficient and sustainable way.