Sharpsmart: Reusable Sharps Containers Assist in Cutting Carbon
Article: Cutting Carbon Now, www.hospital-bulletin.co.uk
What is the article?
Conducted at a hospital in the United Kingdom, this study concludes that Sharpsmart sharps containers can reduce a hospital's CO2 emissions by 90%. Through switching to the Sharpsmart reusable sharps containers, this hospital has taken intiative to reach the societal goal of a low carbon society.
What did we learn?
The introduction of the Sharpsmart sharps containers assisted 10 UK hospitals in achieving:
- A 91% reduction in CO2 emissions
- Approximately a 32% reduction in sharps waste stream
- A committment to the environment by aligning with the Climate Change Act of 2008 goals
- Compliance with the NHS Safe Management of Healthcare Waste Guidelines (HTM 07-10)
Sharpsmart sharps containers provide an ongoing committment towards safety, sustainability, value and regulatory compliance."