One Australian health entity recorded clinical waste increases of 40% during the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst academics reported auditing hospital waste streams with increases of 25 – 130 per cent.
The COVID-19 pandemic introduced countless changes to the world in which we operate today. Meetings and job roles are now conducted virtually, face masks hold permanent places in cupboards, and international travel is only just beginning to feel normal again. In addition to the alteration of societal normality, the global pandemic also heavily contributed to the requirement of single use plastic solutions, by which many industries were impacted. An industry hugely impacted by COVID-19 and the coinciding requirements for virgin single-use plastics, was the medical industry, and all services that fall within.
One Australian health entity recorded clinical waste increases of 40% during the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst academics reported auditing hospital waste streams with increases of 25 – 130 per cent. Practitioner and patient safety can't be compromised upon, especially in the height of a pandemic, and coincidingly, higher demands for testing products, disposable PPE, and waste management solutions and bags have all increased the amount of virgin single use plastic waste created by the industry.
With a large number of our client base engaged with the medical industry, Buckner Brand Management recognises the importance of researching, developing, and delivering solutions wherever we can, especially when it involves the environment. Last year, our team created and presented our 100% recycled specimen bag solutions to a well-known organisation within the medical sector, with the overarching aim of assisting them in reducing their impact.
These recycled plastic solutions are just the beginning of our journey, and our teams are already investigating the application of recycled plastic waste bags, PPE items, and biodegradable sample collection alternatives. Additionally, BBM is also committed to delivering end of lifecycle solutions for the products we procure, and we are currently investigating options that can provide value to various areas within the medical industry.
If your team are looking for alternatives to your existing medical ranges, or environmentally conscious replacements for traditional merchandise, print, or apparel, Buckner Brand Management can help. Contact our team of experts via email@example.com for advice on how we can assist your brand and develop a custom, considerate solution.