Recycling Medical Instruments: The “Greening” of Ophthalmology

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European ophthalmologists are jumping on the “green” bandwagon and attempting to develop a program dedicated to the recycling and recovery of surgical instruments.

As single-use surgical instruments grow in popularity, so have environmental concerns as people consider the effect their manufacture and disposal have on the planet.  European fabricator of medical devices, Blink Medical, is working with doctors to help them recycle their equipment.  The company is taking responsibility for the collection, cleaning, and recycling of the instruments at no charge to the physicians.

As the popularity for single-use surgical instruments grows exponentially throughout Europe, concerns have been raised over the impact such devices have on the environment, particularly when it comes to their disposal.

Source: Ocula.info

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