reported by BBC
Elemental Healthcare takes its responsibility to the environment seriously. Over the last decade, the profusion of disposable instruments in surgery has resulted in significant and costly issues for hospitals as they seek to dispose of this waste. Much of the waste is incinerated, at great cost to the atmosphere and the hospital budget. Even worse, much is sent to land-fill.
Wherever possible, Elemental Healthcare tries to take waste out of the system by using reuseable elements in our instruments. This has the doubly positive effect of reducing the amount and cost of waste disposal, and also reducing the cost of purchase as these products are generally less expensive than the disposable alternative.
Elemental Healthcare reduces waste in the environment and saves hospitals money.